In so many ways, I found The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived by Daniel Errico and Illustrated by Shiloh Penfield to be one of the best children’s books I have ever read. I feel truly grateful to live in a time where a book like this has been published and frankly a little disgusted that it’s only now that this is becoming somewhat more common. The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived is a Story about a Knight who saves and falls in love with a Prince. And I loved every second of reading it.
The story begins with young Cedric, growing up on a pumpkin farm and dreaming of the day when he might become a knight. He soon meets a real Knight who takes him in as an apprentice and one day knights Cedric when he retires. And thus begins the brilliant journey and adventure of the now teenage knight. And as is to be expected, he one day comes across a castle guarded by a fire-breathing dragon who is holding a young Prince and his sister captive. Though many nights have tried to save them, they have all been roasted in the process.
This was a beautifully woven story, one that I know I will treasure for years to come. And I think it will be treasured by many, many people who get a chance to read it. As a children’s book there is so much to be gained by having kids read this. Not only does it increase the ability for people who identify with it to see themselves in a story, but it also breeds acceptance. At the end of the day, The Bravest Knight Who Ever Lived is a Story about love and adventure. It’s one that has been told with straight couples far more times than I could even begin to count. I’m glad to see it told now for others. I hope to see more in the future.
I would definitely suggest this book for just about everyone I know. It should be in all the schools and it should 100% be a book all children are introduced to.
I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.