My sincere apologies to both author Jude Lennon and, tour organiser, Rachel. Sadly I was unable to post my thoughts on Sir Lambalot on the designated day due to my being admitted to hospital days previously. FGT
SIR LAMBALOT by JUDE LENNON.
Target Age: Children 3-6
Genre: Picture book
Publication Date: 23rd April 2021
Estimated Page Count: 32
"Queen Floss lives in a castle grand,
The finest one across the land.
Sir Lambalot is her busiest knight,
With quests to do both day and night."
Queen Floss is determined to rid the land of dragons, giants and trolls, so she turns to Sir Lambalot and his trusty steed Ned to help. But when the brave knight meets these fearful creatures, he discovers they aren't quite so scary after all. Written in rhyme and full of fun, this story has an important message about kindness, tolerance and acceptance.
MY THOUGHTS ... A story adults and little ones alike will enjoy. The little bookworms I shared the book with (via an online video) all liked the illustrations ... one so much that his parents found themselves not only shopping for the book but also for a lamb just like Sir Lambalot that very night.
A fun story that raised all kinds of questions ... 'Can I stay for tea with a dragon?' 'Do trolls really have rainbow coloured hair?' It's good to be help people isn't it?' 'Can girls be knights?'
Written in rhyme, always a favourite of both myself and the little bookworms who love the repetition which makes it easy for them to 'read' alongside me; anticipating what came next.
For myself, I loved the underlying message of kindness and acceptance ... something that even the youngest of the little bookworms recognised in the story.
ABOUT JUDE LENNON ... "I used to be a teacher who loved writing, now I'm an author who loves storytelling."
Jude Lennon is a former Early Years teacher who now works as a Storyteller under the name Little Lamb Tales. She tells stories at Primary schools, community events, festivals and libraries. Jude is also a children’s author and is the current Disney Winnie the Pooh Laureate for the North West of England. As an official Patron of Reading, Jude works with schools to spread the message about reading and writing for pleasure.
Jude published her first book, The Dragon of Allerton Oak in 2015. Set in her local park (Calderstones) it features the real Allerton Oak which has stood there for 1000 years. Since then, Jude has gone on to publish twenty further books.
Her books cover topics as diverse as Mindfulness for children, phonics, dragons, pirates, astronauts and books set in other countries (including two bilingual English/Spanish ones).
Jude has written two books for the Bobby Colleran Trust to support their Slow Down For Bobby road safety campaign. As part of the campaign, Jude visits Primary schools across Merseyside delivering funded assemblies to highlight the importance of Road Safety. To date she has read the books to over 150,000 children across the area.
Jude is currently working with Will Hawkes (Hal's Books) a young man with autism. Together they have written two books featuring an autistic main character.
In October 2019, Jude launched her first book for adults - a collection of short stories called 'A Slice of Lennon'. It was well received and she's now working on a full length novel. Her most recent children's book 'That's Our Home!' launched in March 2020 and is all about keeping our beaches clean for future generations. Her forthcoming children's book 'Sir Lambalot' is due out on April 23rd.
A proud member of Team Author UK, Jude provides a range of courses and writing retreats including -
- 6 Week Creative Writing Course (online at the moment)
- Pick Up Your Pen membership club
- Preparing for an author visit
- Workshops at the Wrexham Carnival of Words Festival and their Writing group
- Weekend writing retreats (not at the moment)
For more information about her books, author visits, creative writing courses and storytelling please visit www.littlelambpublishing.co.uk
BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE: ~ 23rd April: Scintilla.Info ~ Cat and Mouse Reading ~ Snowphiethebookworm ~ Mama Bear's book hour ~ Charismatic Critic ~ School_librarian_loves_books ~ CheckLitOutEm ~ 24th April: My Bookish Bliss ~ Heidi Lynn’s Book Reviews ~ Readingbooks_itsafamilything ~ 25th April: Splashes Into Books ~ @asreadbydanielle ~ Primary Teacher Bookshelf ~ 26th April: books_on_a_hill ~ Mum_and_me_reads ~ Chrikaru Reads ~ 27th April: donnasbookblog ~ @breathe.andread ~ Books Teacup and Reviews ~ 28th April: Ceri's Little Blog ~ Intensive Gassing About Books ~ Felicity Grace Terry ~ 29th April: Over The Rainbow Book Blog ~ Lisa's Reading ~ Booksandemma-The Twist and Turn book blog ~ 30th April: Dash Fan Book Reviews ~ Morelli’s Reads ~ Herding Cats ~
The first of two books I'll be sharing my thoughts on today, please be sure to drop by later today when I'll be reviewing Wayward Vogage by Anna M Holmes.