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April 07, 2015

A simple comic for nighttime fun

By Alexis Frederick-Frost, Andrew Arnold & James Sturm

Sleepless Knight is a fun camping story told in comic book form for preschoolers and young elementary school students. Creators James Sturm, Andrew Arnold and Alexis Frederick-Frost have previously published a series of award-winning Adventures in Cartooning books, and the fun continues in their new story featuring the exuberant Knight and his sidekick, Edward the horse.

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Sleepless Knight is a fun camping story told in comic book form for preschoolers and young elementary school students. Creators James Sturm, Andrew Arnold and Alexis Frederick-Frost have previously published a series of award-winning Adventures in Cartooning books, and the fun continues in their new story featuring the exuberant Knight and his sidekick, Edward the horse.

The Knight proclaims that this will be “the BEST camping trip EVER!” as he overloads Edward with things like his scooter, ukulele and even a cactus. Most important of all is the Knight's teddy―along with 30 bags of marshmallows.

This duo doesn’t make it very far from the castle with their huge load, but they do manage to pitch a tent and start a campfire. Later that night, Edward falls into an exhausted sleep while the Knight realizes that his beloved teddy bear is missing. Adventures ensue as the Knight searches high and low, encountering a helpful rabbit and a rather large bear.

Young readers will enjoy the madcap nighttime antics, and budding cartoonists will particularly relish the endpapers, which feature step-by-step guides for drawing the Knight, Edward, the rabbit and the bear, all in a variety of humorous moods, expressions and activities. No doubt many young artists will be inspired to create their own adventures featuring Edward and the Knight.

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Sleepless Knight

Sleepless Knight

By Alexis Frederick-Frost & Andrew Arnold & James Sturm
First Second
ISBN 9781596436510

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