Looking for a great book series for your preschool boy? Kristin and her sons received the new Mike the Knight series from Simon & Schuster to check out…here’s her review! Thanks Mike!
Have you dreamt of being a knight or a lady, living in a castle, casting magic spells, and playing with dragons? Have you had visions of long flowing dresses, and men on horseback? My son CW frequently pretends he has his own pet dragon…that is when he’s not being a pirate.
Right on cue, the brand new Mike the Knight books and coloring book arrived at our house! In a period of time where my just-turned-five-year-old boy is excited about dragons and pirates, knights and trolls, this book series could not have arrived soon enough! CW was ecstatic when he saw what was in the box. And, he has been “reading” the books to himself ever since. We read them together, our babysitter read them to him, his grandparents read them to him, and now he sits and “reads” them every morning. I call that a win!
The books highlight Mike’s good deeds (like in “Mike the Knight and the Good Deed”), which has CW looking for ways to be a good knight too. This means he attempts to make his bed, carry his plate to the sink, and be nice to his brother. There is even a great board book for his little brother, “Mike and the Dragons” which introduces Mike, Squirt, and Sparkie.
“Mike and Trollee in Trouble” (a Level 1 Reader perfect for my new reader) teaches the importance of friendship and teamwork. Mike and his dragons, Sparkie and Squirt, work together to get Mike’s friend Trollee out of trouble.
The coloring book went with us to the doctor this past week, and kept both boys happy for our 45-minute wait and appointment. The app is now loaded and ready to go on the iPad, and we may even buy some of the Mike the Knight figures with our birthday gift cards! You can even buy a mini set of the books here for $6.29!
When your child is begging you to read, “reading” to himself, and playing knight, you will be so happy you picked up some of these amazing books! And if you want some great computer activities, check out Mike the Knight online! At $3-$7, you can’t go wrong with a few Mike the Knight books for birthday gifts or “just because!”
Kristin is a former high school English teacher and show choir geek enjoying time as a stay-at-home mom to CW and little brother MD.
Babies Gotta Have It received these books for purposes of review. As always, all opinions are Kristin and her boys and weren’t influenced by anyone. Babies Gotta Have It is an Amazon affiliate.