This was an enjoyable, very fun read. "Sir Dudley Tinklebutton and the Dragon's Lair" is a silly, but humorous story which adults and kids will both enjoy. (I read it to myself first, then tried it out on the grandkids). We giggled until our sides hurt. (Try saying Dudley Tinklebutton 3 times fast).
Here's a small sample so you can see for yourself:
Setting - Sir Dudley and his squire Murray have arrived at a small village and are looking for lodging and a stable:
"Good man?" Sir Dudley bellowed to a drably dressed villager as he strode past the first building. "Can you tell me where I may find lodgings and a stable for my fine steed?"
"Aye Sir", replied the villager in a respectful tone, "but I'm not a man."
"No?" Sir Dudley answered in surprise.
"Are you sure?"
"Pretty sure, Sir. I check each week at bath time, just to be certain."
"Well you sure fooled me," Dudley replied with a hardy laugh. "It was the whiskers, to be honest with you. Most women don't have such well-defined facial hair."
"Runs in the family, Sir."
(Be sure to follow the footnotes in this book. You will miss a lot of good content if you don't).
T.J. Lantz has successfully created the bumbling, yet lovable Sir Dudley, along with a cast of other unforgettable characters, ones that I hope to read more about in the near future.
The story flows along smoothly and the author manages to keep the readers' attention until the end.
A short book, however, there's more than enough happening which makes it a fun read-a-loud also.
Includes colorful, fun illustrations which suit the story nicely.
Personally, my family will be re-reading this book many times in the future.
(I was provided an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest, unbiased review).