Denise, Christopher. Knight Owl. Christopher Denise, Illus. Picture Book. Ottaviano, 03/2022. pp. $17.99. 978-0-316-31062-8. OUTSTANDING. GRADES PRE-2.
Since the day he hatched, Owl has dreamed of becoming a knight. Richly colored illustrations, lavishly filled with medieval detail, humorously convey the large-eyed, diminutive owl’s deep desire to belong, to be brave, and to be befriended. Knight school doesn’t go exactly as planned until Owl finds his niche—the night watch. But it is when a knight’s most feared adversary shows up that Owl reveals his true knightly skills. Witty, winning, and with some very satisfying twists, Knight Owl is sure to be a very popular read-aloud.
Melissa McAvoy, Retired