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Boogie Knights

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Madcap monster ball is silly, wiggly-giggly fun.

Book Lisa Wheeler Holiday 2008
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Told in playful rhyme, this amusing story follows a technique familiar to many nursery rhymes and songs as one knight after another peels off to investigate. When the castle comes alive with the rock-n-roll sounds of monster melodies, everyone gets involved. Before they know it, even the seven snoozing knights and the little prince are bouncing, bopping, and otherwise swinging to the beat. Each ends up at the dance "while upstairs, unawares," the repeating refrain reminds us, the others still snore away. First there were seven, then six, and so on.

Playful language and energetic charcoal and pencil illustrations create a party atmosphere that makes the Madcap Monster Ball look like so much fun. Who wouldn't want to join werewolves doing the hustle, zombies the bustle, mummies dancing the mambo and serpents the samba? Certainly the cleverly named knights Sir Veillance, Sir Prize, Sir Loin, Sir Round, Sir Cumference, Sir Ender, and Sir Vivor could not resist.

Book Details

  • Author: Lisa Wheeler
  • Illustrator: Mark Siegel
  • Genre: Holiday
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Atheneum
  • Publication date: August 5, 2008
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 7
  • Number of pages: 40
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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