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A cold winter's Good Knight
Publication Information:
New York : Dutton Children's Books, 2008.
Physical Description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Added Author:
When three little dragons come to the castle on the night of a fancy ball, the Good Knight must remind them to mind their manners.


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On a cold winteras night a festive ball is underway. Three little dragons make their way to the cozy castle. They have the best of intentions at the fancy party, but the clumsy trio bumbles about on the dance floor, trips by the punch bowl, and finally crashes into the fireplace. Soon the party is a shambles and the whole castle is in an uproar But never fearathe Good Knight is ready to set all to right in his funniest outing yet.

Reviews 3

School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-This picture book features the characters from the "Good Knight" easy reader series (Puffin). Three big-eyed baby dragons are shivering in their cave until they are rescued by the Good Knight. He takes them to the castle, where a fancy ball is being held, and entreats them to mind their manners. Unfortunately, these little dragons do not know what manners are and cause a series of incidents that disrupt the party. A little too easily, the Good Knight teaches them to say please and thank you and all ends well. While the plot repetition may make for good reading practice, the message does get a little tired. Still, the candy-colored watercolor-and-ink illustrations will appeal to the intended audience, and the book's larger format allows Plecas to pack the pages with more detail, action, and humor. Consider purchasing where there are fans of the easy readers and where etiquette titles are in demand.-Angela J. Reynolds, Annapolis Valley Regional Library, Bridgetown, NS, Canada (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Horn Book Review

(Preschool. Primary) The three lovable, childlike little dragons from previous Good Knight books get to go to a ball at the castle when the knight rescues them from their chilly cave. He warns them to mind their manners, and they promise they will -- but "dragons will be dragons," and they can't resist swinging from the chandelier and getting into other mischief. Spot art shows each little dragon contemplating the next thing that's going to get them all into trouble, a humorous device that has the reader gleefully braced for the inevitable bad result. Once a series of easy readers, the new Good Knight books use a larger picture-book format, making them great choices for reading to a group. From HORN BOOK, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

The creators of the Good Knight easy reader series expand to a larger, picture-book format in this wintertime title that takes the familiar trio of endearing little dragons to a fancy ball at a castle. Good Knight warns the threesome to use good manners, but the childlike dragons cause a few dramatic disturbances. Then Good Knight realizes that the dragons are a bit fuzzy on what good manners actually mean. The etiquette lessons are smoothly woven into the entertaining, charmingly illustrated story, and many kids will see themselves in the curious dragons who struggle with adult rules of comportment.--Engberg, Gillian Copyright 2009 Booklist

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