The Knight Who Wouldn’t Fight #BlogTour

The Knight Who Wouldn't Fight

Leo the mouse isn’t like the other knights. While they like fighting, he’d rather read a book. Leo’s parents are keen to turn him into a proper knight, so they pack him off on a mission to tame a dragon. But Leo knows that books are mightier than swords, and he tames not just the dragon, but a troll and a griffin, too \- by reading them stories.

With its witty rhyming text and glorious, detailed illustrations, THE KNIGHT WHO WOULDN’T FIGHT is a joyful, magical picture book about the power of stories.


Title: The Knight Who Wouldn’t Fight
Author: Helen Docherty
Illustrator: Thomas Docherty
Release Date: 4th August 2016
Genre: Picture Book
Publisher: Scholastic
Format: Paperback
Goodreads ……… Amazon



Review: Leo’s quest (the ones his parents send him on) is an adventure of all the things I love in stories. From the beginning when we see him buried nose-deep in books to the end when he ‘slays’ the terrifying dragon by being exactly who he is.

I loved –

  • the story
  • the message
  • the wonderful artwork (seriously if it wasn’t for being an absolute sacrilege I could love to take the dragon illustrations and stick them up but there is no way  I can destroy books, especially not lovely ones!)
  • all the little details within the illustrations (yes that gets a separate mention)
  • the characters, not just Leo (he’s adorable) but all the ones he meets on his quest
  • the cleaning (this makes sense when you read the book)
  • & how the story ends

The Knight Who Wouldn’t Fight just wonderful through and through. So if you have a younger audience to read to they will love it. If you don’t, well who cares – I’m pretty sure you’ll like it too.  😀



The Knight Who Wouldn't Fight

You can win a copy of The Knight Who Wouldn’t Fight (plus The Snatchabook & Abracazebra) by clicking on the link HERE



Thomas_Helen_01Helen Docherty is the author of THE SNATCHABOOK and ABRACAZEBRA. Helen lives in Swansea with her husband, Thomas, and their two daughters


Thomas Docherty is the acclaimed illustrator of THE SNATCHABOOK, ABRACAZEBRA and THE SNORGH AND THE SAILOR. He was shortlisted for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal.




Monday 1st August
Wonderfully Bookish
The Pewter Wolf

Tuesday 2nd August
Library Mice

Wednesday 3rd August
An Awfully Big Adventure
Tales of Yesterday

Thursday 4th August
Powered by Reading
Big Book Little Book

Friday 5th August
Library Girl and Book Boy
Rhino Reads

Saturday 6th August
Linda’s Book Bag
Luna’s Little Library

Sunday 7th August
Emma’s Bookery
Maia and a Little Moore

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