November 2012, Book Island Books, 52 pages, Hardback, Review copy
Summary from Book Island Books
Mouse has a sword. She wears a suit of armour. She is a knight. She is bold Sir Mouse.
Dragon does not have a sword. She does not wear a suit of armour. She is just Dragon.
Knights fight dragons. But Mouse and Dragon never fight each other. Mouse and Dragon are best friends.
Join Mouse and Dragon as they rescue Prince, outwit Cat, have a fancy dress party and find out all about friendship, knighthood and the true meaning of happy every after.
From looking at the front cover you wouldn't know that both Mouse and Dragon are girls! It's great to have a female knight, one who is pretty hilarious when it comes to rescuing a prince, trying to beat a cat and making Dragon pretend to be dead. I love the illustrations which give a sense that sometimes the page is made of fabric, the silhouette illustrations had lots of humour within them. I laughed a lot reading all the stories which are atypical for knights and dragons, with nice and short sentences that are easy for new readers to read. The stories are short enough that one could be read before bed (That's if the reader stops at one!) I hope there will be more Sir Mouse and Dragon tales!
For another atypical knight and dragon tale check out Knight Time by Jane Clarke & Jane Massey (Children's, Picture book, 10E/10E)