A dragon hunt with intrepid cuddly toy, Odd Sock! How could I resist? Loved Odd and M's adventures in Scotland and this one has dragons! And then, oh joy, King Arthur, my once and future king, became part of the adventure.
This is an excellent way of introducing children to the stories of King Arthur that make up the 'matter of Britain', the myths and legends that have fascinated so many people, including myself, for hundreds of years. Odd and M take a walk up Mount Snowden and then onwards and upwards across other nearby mountains. All a bit tiring for Odd Sock, a very long walk, but M shows her all the places associated with Arthur's adventures on the way. Wonderful stories!
The photographs are beautiful and capture the mystery and beauty of the Welsh mountains as well as giving kids the chance to spot Odd Sock, who is in every picture except one. An extra piece of fun. Plus there is a helpful glossary at the back of the book, explaining the meaning of harder words and phrases such as 'trig points'. I learnt a lot!
Does Odd Sock find a dragon? You'll have to read this book to find out..... Enjoyable for kids AND adults.