• Title: Sir Lambalot
  • Author: Jude Lennon
  • Illustrated By: Holly Bushnell
  • Publisher: Little Lamb Publications on March 30, 2021
  • Genre: Children’s Fiction
  • Pages: 28
  • Formats Available: Paperback
  • Rating: 5/5

Trigger Warnings: None

Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources and Jude Lennon for providing me with a digital copy of Sir Lambalot with a request for an honest review.

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Sir Lambalot Blurb

“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 Review

Sir Lambalot is, by far, the cutest, sweetest, and loveliest children’s book I’ve read in a long time. Jude Lennon’s rhyming story is fun to read. I found it as entertaining as reading Dr. Seuss. I can’t imagine any child not loving this little beauty.

Queen Flossie is judgemental about the castoffs from society. They are misunderstood and face cruelty every day because they are different. But, Sir Lambalot teaches the queen that people just want love and acceptance.

Holly Bushnell’s illustrations are a magnificent contribution to Lennon’s words. The bright colors are amazing, and the lambs will delight anyone. The castle is my favorite illustration. 

I am happy to award Sir Lambalot a full 5 out of 5 stars. This whole book comes together incredibly well, and I can’t wait to share it with my granddaughters. I would recommend this book to anyone with small children.

About the Author – 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 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.

Jude Lennon’s Contact Links: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Little Lamb Tales Contact Links: Twitter | Facebook

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