Prepare the shining armor: the king needs a knight! Sir Simpleton has a week to train young Sam for the job–but he gets everything wrong, fighting a bored cow instead of a fiery dragon and seeking wisdom from a bearded goat . . . instead of a wizard. Will Sam succeed in spite of his “teacher”? Kids will love the wildly funny illustrations and watching a wily child outsmart a delightfully silly adult.
Todd Tarpley is the author of several picture books, including Beep! Beep! Go to Sleep (Little Brown), which was selected as an ALSC Notable Book for Children, My Grandma Is a Ninja (North-South), and Library Books Are Not for Eating (Doubleday). He lives in New York City. Follow him on tarpbooks. blogspot.com and @toddtarpley. (Blog via Sterling Fall 2018 Catalog)
Jenn Harney is the illustrator of the Hazy Bloom chapter-book series (FSG), as well as the picture books Never Trumpet with a Crumpet (Boyds Mills Press) and Underwear (Disney-Hyperion), her author-illustrator debut. Jenn lives in Cleveland, OH, with her husband, her daughter, and corgi. Follow her on jkharney.blogspot.com and @jennharknee. (Bio via Sterling Fall 2018 Catalog)