Book Review: Sir Badalot and the Cranky Danky Dragon by Rachel Jankovic

In a tiny magic kingdom, by a heave under a willow, Sir Badalot’s castle just fell down. Again. He stomps and hollers and shouts…never knowing that the Cranky Danky Dragon is right behind, knocking down his castle and brewing Sir Badalot’s howls into a delicious whine. When Sir Badalot finally realizes what’s ruining his kingdom, he knows he has to find a way to keep that nasty dragon out forever.

Your child will be captivated by this whimsical guide to emotional self-control by Rachel Jankovic (with lush illustrations from Forrest Dickison), and you will be surprised how often Sir Badalot’s story will pop up as they fight their own dragons!

Does your child struggle with anger management and emotional self-control? Banish the fussiness with this adorable tale of Sir Badalot: the grumpy knight who just can’t seem to build his sand castle, and it’s all his fault. Will he learn to beat the dragon who keeps ruining everything?

Give your children a hero they can laugh at and imitate. With Sir Badalot, young kids will learn to love their home and rejoice in fighting life’s dragons–starting with the dragon in their own heart.

Need a birthday gift or holiday gift for kids? Give them this fun read-aloud picture book! Sir Badalot, like all good knights, learns to fight the dragon…but you might be surprised at who the dragon really is. Before the story ends, Sir Badalot will be your kids’ new favorite household name.

Kids will love this story written by Rachel Jankovic (Loving the Little Years) with its whimsical rhyming tale. Every page features beautiful watercolor illustrations by award-winning artist Forrest Dickison (Netflix’s Hello Ninja). 

This book is published by Canonball Books. Canonball Books is the children’s imprint of Canon Press. At Canonball, we believe stories are soul food, so you can expect excitement, danger, loyalty, virtue, and family in your Canonball books. Feed your kids the right books!

Souls will be fed and shaped from the inside out. That much is inescapable.

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy from Cannonball Books. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

What a cute book! Sir Badalot sure whines and fusses a lot because his kingdom keeps getting ruined. When he realizes what he needs to do, though, things turn out much better. And no whining!

The story is good. It rhymes and it has a good lesson. The illustrations are amazing! They’re bright and colorful and kids will love them. I love the dragon illustrations.

This is definitely a book that should be added to your child’s library. I can’t wait to read it to my grandsons!

About the Author

Rachel Jankovic is a wife, homemaker, and mother. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts & Culture from New Saint Andrews College, but mostly reads cookbooks now to avoid story grip (being highly susceptible). In 2003, she married her husband Luke, and they have seven children who know how to party. Rachel loves color, fabric, yarn to knit with, kids to laugh with, and laundry (not so much).

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