Take Care, Good Knight, written by Shelley Moore Thomas and illustrated by Paul Meisel, is an entertaining book that will make a connection with beginning readers. A wizard asks three dragons (who don’t know how to read) to take care of his cats. They readily agree. However, because they can’t read, they look at the picture of water beside the words that tell them to give the cats fresh water and mistake it for a lake. They assume that means to take the cats swimming! You can imagine the hilarious pictures of the cats in water.
More funny scenes follow as the dragons can’t read the instructions. Finally, their friend, the Good Knight, reads the note to the dragons after they admit they can’t read. A happy ending is revealed when the dragons receive a book to learn how to read. This is a book that makes us laugh out loud as we read about the dragons’ adventures with the cats. We hope you find some laughs too!
*What’s the funniest scene in the book?
*Why do you think the dragons didn’t tell the Good Knight sooner that they couldn’t read?
*Have you ever had to ask help with something you didn’t know how to do?