Ned the knight always does exactly what he’s told. When his parents ask him to pick up his toys, dig up the cabbages, or go to bed on time, he does it all with a smile. And when the dragon swoops into town every night, Ned always runs inside just as he’s asked. But one morning Ned says “NO!” He will not help his dad find his shield, his arrow, or his bow, and that night, he refuses to go inside. After a surprising encounter with the dragon, will he change his tune?
I was loving this book until about halfway through when Ned goes on a “No” spree because he’s grumpy and immediately after the story I started getting “No”s from my toddler. Cute illustrations though.
Lucy Rowland grew up in Cheltenham and gained a degree in Speech and Language Therapy from the University of Reading before becoming a children’s speech and language therapist in South London, where she now lives. Lucy has loved reading and listening to poetry from a young age and has turned her passion into writing stories with quirky characters and irresistible rhythms, as seen in <i>Jake Bakes a Monster Cake</i>, <i> Pirate Pete and His Smelly Feet</i>, and<i> Little Red Reading Hood.</i>