Friday, September 18, 2009

Sir Lofty & Sir Tubb

A Three Silly Chicks' Pick!

Sir Lofty & Sir Tubb
by Binette Schroeder
North South Books
ISBN: 978-0-7358-2251-1

What is it?
A classically elegant and beautifully illustrated tale of jealousy, greed, and friendship between two very different knights.

What do we love about it?
The quirky but gentle story is laced with tenderness. Kids will get a secret tickle at discovering the backstory which begins and ends on the inside covers. Best of all, we love the fanciful knights with their kitchen-colander armour and salt-shaker shapes.

What does it remind us of?
The old-fashioned and beautifully crafted picture books we savoured as kids.

What is it perfect for?
Rainy day reading in a cozy chair by the fire. (Teas and cookies NOT optional.)

What do we think?
Sir Lofty & Sir Tubb is a beautifully illustrated charmer with quiet, gentle humor.

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