This is loved by my 3 year old grandson, who never tires of us reading it. It's very cleverly designed, too, with flaps and a very scary (no, not really!) forest. The message is good, and reassuring. It's a lovely book.
With fantastic pictures that are going to keep dads busy looking at them, the night-time fears of the children (and the adults) can be discussed and processed in a smooth way. The unexpected is part of the adventurous story that will keep the young minds in attendance, but in a clever way other type of fears (the "knight-time" fears of the different, or the stereotyped threat) can find a way to be addressed.
I found it very useful with children of minorities and I guess useful for everyone in the diverse society we live.
This beautifully produced book is sure to become a bed-time favourite. The story is full of surprises but after a few scary moments all ends happily. The illustrations are charming and full of detail and the flaps and cut-outs add extra interest. It's good to see the Dads taking centre stage and being the comforters. There is plenty of scope for discussion in this thoughtful, charming tale.
Out of all the books (15+) that my twins can choose from for bedtime this is their favourite. Its a great tale, very well illustrated which makes for great interaction with the boys. Ther eis always something new to pick out even though we have read it hundreds of times
Who do you turn to if you're scared in the night? And what if that person ends up being someone else's dad and he's the one you're frightened of. This makes it sound scary, but in actual fact the knight is frightened of dragons and the dragon is frightened of knights but they both discover that actually they're not as scary as they thought and become friends and so do their dads.