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Here Be Dragons

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A fun read aloud for all the dragon lovers in your life. The pictures were fabulous and the kids enjoyed this book greatly.

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Hilarious story about a knight who’s determined to find a dragon despite everyone saying it doesn’t exist. But his determination went too strong that he’s too dense to notice the signs of the dragon existence. Love the illustrations!

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I really loved the illustrations in this book. They're fun, offer a wealth of variety in visuals, and extend the text. The story is purposefully silly, following a clueless main character on a quest to defeat a dragon. The knight survives thanks to the heroics of a capable princess and clever horse, observed by a variety of creatures, and remains oblivious right through the end.
I craved a better content balance between the ridiculous main character and the triumphant princess. But kids who love to laugh at foolishness will revel in the way this story unfolds, and the rest of us can find full enjoyment in the fantastic pictures and the action as it is revealed around him.

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A delightful and quick read, full of funny illustrations and packed with color. It can be read in less than 20 minutes, and yet it's fun for all ages, even those adults that always enjoyed humor and dragons!

***I was given an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The opinion stated in this review is solely mine, and no compensation was given or taken to alter it.***

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Here Be Dragons by Susannah Lloyd, 40 pages. Frances Lincoln Children’s Books (Quarto Publishing), 2021. $19.
Content: G
BUYING ADVISORY: EL - ADVISABLE
AUDIENCE APPEAL: HIGH
While the other knights say that dragons don’t exist, readers go on a journey with a knight who has a map to dragons! Can you find the dragons that the knights don’t see?
An adorable premise and engaging illustrations make this quest fun for readers. There is more to the story than simply the words.
The characters are portrayed as White.
Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

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As a mom I'm always looking for that perfect children’s book. You know the ones that become a family treasure, that we read a million times a day and it’s still not enough. Well I have discovered our newest favorite. I received this as an ebook ARC thanks to NetGalley. We are in love and this one will be bought for our house and grandparents because everyone loves it. What a creative and fun little adventure. This story is about a knight who is in search of a dragon to battle. When others say there are no such things as dragons he is going to prove them wrong because he has a map and it says “Here Be Dragons”! With his trusty steed he heads off paying close attention to following his map. With his attention sidetracked he misses all the obvious signs to turn back and look out for the dragon. You will love this laugh-out-loud story. We laughed ourselves silly. How can you not when he is searching for the dragon in the burrow, which is the dragon’s nose and even in the dark cave, the Dragons mouth!! Our silly knight takes us on a great adventure. Let your little ones help you look for the dragon and help the knight on his way. Your family will love this book. Wonderful attention grabbing writing by Susannah Lloyd and colorful and exciting fun illustrations by Paddy Donnelly create the perfect combination for this adventure. Enjoy.

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A clever concept with a middling execution. Elementary age kids may get some giggles out of spotting the dragon where the knight cannot. But it has limited appeal.

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My kids thought this book was super funny and loved the pictures. Some of the words/wording were a bit different than they're used to hearing so I had to pause to tell them what it meant, a few times I changed the words as I read.

Thanks to the author and NetGalley for the ARC of this book

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“Here Be Dragons” by Susannah Lloyd with illustrations by Paddy Donnelly is a picture book about a silly knight on a quest to slay a dragon.

A knight and his trusty horse set out on a quest to find a dragon. Aided by a map and ignoring the ridicule of the other knights scoff, this is a knight with a mission. While the knight can’t find the dragon, careful readers may see what is right under the knight’s nose.

I loved the illustrations and the story is sure to be a favorite read aloud with it’s dragon hidden carefully in plain sight.

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This was absolutely hilarious! We follow a clueless, yet arrogant knight looking for a dragon.
The illustrations are not only gorgeous, but funny too and they add to the overall fun and amazingness of the entire book.

It's that kind of book you know it will humour the little ones too, especially trying to point the dragon on every page while our knight is missing on the entire fun!

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A brilliant little story about a clueless knight on the hunt for a dragon, but gets more than he bargained for. With loads of hilarious background jokes (the bargain bucket of swords was my personal favourite) this is a sure win for any bedtime read.

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Here Be Dragons is a funny story about a knight who sets off in search of a dragon - even though people tell him they don't exist! While he doesn't have much luck (maybe someone is giving him a helping hand there), the reader is invited to see if they can spot the dragon on each page which is a detail I loved, reminding me of books I read when I was little.

The illustrations are great and the story will make you and your little ones laugh - definitely a fun bedtime read or one for the classroom. A five start children's book for me, definitely worth a read!

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I loved, really loved the illustrations.
The knight is really distracted looking for his dragon. My son enjoyed it a lot, we are definitely getting a physical copy of this book.
It's just so clever and funny.
Highly recommend!

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Love the illustrations in this picture book. The colors are so vibrant and it all really helped to tell the story. The story is cute: a knight looking for a dragon only to end up in the mouth of a dragon. I liked that the language was appropriate to what one would think a knight would use. Overall a cute book that I know the kiddos will love and would be a great story time book.

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This was a cute and quick read. My 7 year old loved it. It was witty and fun. The illustrations were great. He spent the majority of each page lingering, trying to see if he could spot parts of the dragon. I liked the use of the language style that might be more in use during medieval times as well.

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Thank you, NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group – Frances Lincoln Children's Books for this Cody for review. OMG this was adorable! This is a quick and super fun children’s book about a knight off in search of a dragon to fight. If only he knew what to look for…. And saw what was right in front of him! Beautifully illustrated and great story.

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Here Be Dragons by Susannah Llyod is a fun and engaging story.
The Author did a great job with the writing, font and placement of the words. The illustrations are amazing and are full of details. The entire family enjoyed this story, from my teenager to my toddler making this an all-around fun read.

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Thank you to the author, Frances Lincoln Children's Books and NetGalley, for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

In this children's book, a truly clueless knight goes off to find a dragon - he has a map, what can go wrong. Pish to all those telling him it's not a good idea. He certainly finds a dragon, but remains convinced to the end that he has not found one. This book is a great lesson in paying attention to what is around you, rather than trying to find what you think should be there. The illustrations are amazing, so full of very funny and quirky details that will entrance children of all ages, not to mention this grown-up.

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Wasn’t quite what I expected. There are such subtle hints to the dragon that younger readers may not understand them.

Illustrations were beautiful and story was lovely though.

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After hearing that dragons don’t exist, the knight decides to set out on a journey with his map. He wanders about not realizing how close to the dragon he is. I enjoyed reading this book with my niece and nephew.

Thank you to NetGalley and Quatro Publishing Group - Frances Lincoln Children’s Books for allowing me to read an ARC of this novel. #NetGalley #HereBeDragons

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