LEGO books are taking the brick into the world of childnren’s illustrated fairytales in a new partnership with Little Golden Books. Blocks is reviewing How to Be a Knight to see if it is worth battling a dragon for.
The LEGO Group is now teaming up with Little Golden Books to create some unique brick fairytales. With plenty of sets inspired by children’s stories, it makes perfect sense that LEGO could inspire some of its own. Little Golden Books aims to publish accessible children’s books that can become beloved family heirlooms, so this partnership seems like a natural combo.
Author: Nicole Johnson
Illustrator: Josh Lewis
Price: £4.99 / $5.99 / €5.99
Age rating: 2 – 5 years
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What’s so fantastic about this story is that it turns the concept of a knight on its head. Matt Huntley has done an amazing job with the main character, Milo. He’s a wheelchair user who doesn’t let anything stop him, not even fear of a dragon, and it’s a great piece of representation. Meanwhile the dragon should delight Shrek fans, as she’s friendly, likes soup, and looks to be the same as in 70403 Castle Dragon Mountain.
Along his journey Milo learns that being a knight doesn’t just mean wielding a sword. It’s about compassion, wisdom, and putting others before yourself. There’s also a cameo of the Queen from Collectible Minifigures Series 15 and she’s the one to bestow knighthood upon young Milo.
Dragons who aren’t evil. Knights who don’t need to know how to fight. This story is exceptionally refreshing and inspiring for children, while the illustrations are a Medieval delight for Castle fans of all ages.