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Sir Kaye the Boy Knight (Book 1) The Knighting of Sir Kaye by Don M. Winn

12 Dec

sirkayebook1Sir Kaye the Boy Knight (Book 1) The knighting of Sir Kaye

By Don M. Winn

168 Pages – Ages 8+

Published by Cardboard Box Adventures on September 21, 2012

Reggie Stork was angry with his father for sending him to work in the fields as an “unjust” punishment. Reggie got mad and decided to wander off, following a river. Soon he got lost and fell into quicksand. Kaye Balfour happens to find Reggie and rescues him and the two become friends. Reggie finds out Kaye wants to be a knight like his father Sir Henry, the last good knight in Knox. Sir Henry was training Kaye, but the old king sent him to keep peace between Knox (their land) and Eldridge. He has been there for two years. The Queen of Knox is having a terrible time trying to keep her kingdom together. The King has died, Sir Henry is away and all of the knights won’t listen to her. The Queen is desperate for a hero and then she hears of twelve-year-old Kaye and his friend Reggie who just rescued another person, well, not just any person but the Queen’s own nephew, from a bunch of bandits. The Queen has an idea, but is Kaye up to the challenge?

This was an AWESOME story!It had EVERYTHING! Action, adventure, knights, a kid hero. I love how it was set in medieval times. I like reading about knights. Mr. Winn writes in a great style that makes a very exciting story that is totally appropriate for kids. Kaye was everything I like in a main character. He was brave, smart, kind and had a lot of perseverance.  There are black and white illustrations in the book. I thought they were a nice addition to the story. With great characters,

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a clean story and a great message of perseverance and believing in yourself, this book would make a terrific holiday PRESENT ! The ending of the book also sets up the next book in the series (which isn’t out yet).

It is called “Sir Kaye and the Lost Castle Treasure”. I am looking forward to reading it!

Five out of five bookworms for “The Knighting of Sir Kaye”!fivebooks

The trailer for book 1 is exciting!

To read an excerpt from The Knighting of Sir Kaye click HERE.

To learn more about Mr. Winn, please visit his website by clicking HERE.

You can find The Knighting of Sir Kay at Amazon, Barnes and Noble or iTunes.

**NOTE – Please check back tomorrow when I post my 12×12 party post! There’s a party going on and you can join in the fun! Check it out at Julie Hedlund’s blog HERE! **

Twitch The Squirrel and the Forbidden Bridge by Don M. Winn

1 Mar

Twitch The Squirrel and the Forbidden Bridge

By Don M. Winn

Illustrated by Dave Allred

20 pages / ages 4+

Published by Cardboard Box Adventures on January 11, 2012

Twitch is a very bold squirrel. He is great at collecting nuts. He saw a ravine with a HUGE tree on the other side of the ravine. The tree was full of nuts! Twitch’s parents told him it wasn’t safe to cross the ravine to get to the tree but Twitch ignored his parents rules and tried to get to the tree. Twitch’s actions put him into terrible danger!

I really liked “Twitch The Squirrel and the Forbidden Bridge” a lot. The message of the book is something that all kids should read. I have to say that I had an experience similar to Twitch’s. I went on thin ice (literally) after my parents told me to stay away from the water, to not even go near it…and I didn’t listen. I fell through the ice but I was lucky and was able to get out. I am sad because I didn’t listen to my parents when they trusted me. This book has special meaning to me. I realize that  parents tell kids not to do things to help protect them. Besides the great message of this book, I like the illustrations and the fact that Mr. Winn includes questions at the back of the book that parents can talk to their kids about. Questions like “Do your parents make rules you don’t understand?” and “If you were a parent what kind of rules would you make?” I think this book would be great for kids of all ages!

Five out of five bookworms for the very important book “Twitch The Squirrel and the Forbidden Bridge”

Mr. Winn has a whole series of great picture books with great messages. You can learn more about his books by visiting his website by clicking HERE.

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