Without a doubt this everso slightly bonkers book is one of the funniest, most original and random pieces of children’s literature you will read this year!
Knight Sir Louis, by the Brothers McLeod, is a book that plays with the convention of being a book, as much as does tell a very funny, beautifully random story about a brave Knight who must defeat the huge robotic Damsel, and various other nefarious baddies causing mayhem in the kingdom of King Burt the Not So Bad.
There are hilarious illustrations, laugh-out-loud comedy moments and a very inventive story that appears to centre around how evil potato magic is. Yep, that’s right. Evil potato magic. That alone should give you an idea about how cool this middle-grade comedy fest of a book is!
Knight Sir Louis is very accessible – especially for readers who struggle a bit – because it is fully of short chapters, loads of illustrations and fun moments where the main story is paused to allow the book to introduce things like newspaper articles, music-loving walruses, and a terrible (but slightly rubbish) baddie called Bazooka Harry.