#BlogTour – Sir Lambalot by Jude Lennon. Illustrated by Holly Bushnell

The Blurb

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

Sir Lambalot is a lovely little rhyming story that my two year old daughter really enjoyed. I particularly liked that the giant was a girl, this isn’t something I have encountered in a picture book before as giants are stereotypically male so it was a lovely change and a great way to challenge gender stereotypes. The troll was one of my favourite illustrations, her rainbow hair is amazing and will most certainly be loved by all children who read this book.

Although I felt that the rhyming was a little forced in parts, the story works well and the moral of the story is clear – don’t judge a book by its cover! Certainly a lovely little book that could be well used in classrooms to teach children not to make snap judgements of others and to be kind to one another.

Buy your copy now…

About the Author

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 eighteen 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  

Contact Jude Lennon

www.twitter.com/Littlelambtales

http://www.twitter.com/judelennonbooks

www.facebook.com/JudeLennonAuthor

www.facebook.com/littlelambtales/

https://www.instagram.com/JudeLennonBooks/

Published by charismaticcritic

Book Reviewer | Book Lover, Tea Lover, Biscuit Lover, Book Blogger, Teacher #bookreview #bookblogger OPEN for requests

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