Tuesday, April 30, 2013

King Jack and the Dragon by Peter Bently

The book is about three small children Jack, Zak and baby Caspar, who build a small tent and pretend to fight dragons and monsters. As it started to get dark the children went back to their stronghold which was their make believe castle. A giant ( Dad ) came to take Zak then, another giant ( Mum ) came to take Caspar. Jack was left in the dark. He sat in his stronghold listening to the sounds of nature. Owls tooting mice scuttering and frogs croaking. Jack was scared. He heard footsteps, something with four legs ..........his mum and dad coming to take him into the house for a nice warm bath.

I liked this book because the use of colour for showing when they were imagining things and when it was real life was really clever. When it was real life it was kind of like a sketch but when they were fighting dragons and monsters it was in colour. This meant that we didn't get confused between imagination and real life. Another way that the illustrator showed us imagination was that the baby wasn't scared of the monsters and they didn't mind him being there.

I really like this book because the illustrations were really clever and the story was really good.


1 comment:

  1. I loved this book Sofia. It reminded me of Where the Monsters are, another one of my all time favourites. I loved how the illustrations told the story! Excellent observations about the illustrations!!