Sunday, June 12, 2016

Spring Reading 2016 Ogres Awake!


Our favorite hero is back! The knight, along with the trusty steed Edward, are off to warn the king that giant ogres are in the kingdom. They are sleeping now, but everyone knows that when they awake they will destroy everything in their path. But when the warning is delivered (once the king stops reading his comic book and pays attention), the plan seems to involve vegetables rather than weapons. The knight is confused, "We're making war, not a salad!" How can a bunch of garden gnomes, a knight, and a horse protect the kingdom from being crushed?

With the signature style and humor we've come to expect from the Adventures in Cartooning team, this story shows that there are always options in how we deal with a situation - even if the situation has sleeping ogres in it. The drawing guides on the end papers encourage young readers to try creating their own versions of the knight, Edward (my favorite is Edward as space explorer), the gnomes, and even the ogres. These easy to follow examples can guide the art-challenged and budding Picassos alike.

Fans of Shrek and other fantasy stories will appreciate this latest amusing adventure of a knight who is willing to go "the distant shores of the unknown" for king and country.

I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley.

*  Update - 08/01/2016 We have added this title to the Fairview Library.

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