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Good Night, Knight
An I Like to Read® Book Level F
by Betsy Lewin
Betsy Lewin, Illustrator

Reinforced | 24 pages | 8 x 10 | US$ 14.95
ISBN: 9780823432066 | 01-15-2015

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Easy Readers, Humor
Recommendations: A, K*, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
RL.1.1-4, 6, 7, 9
L.1.1, 1b, 1c, 1e, 2, 2a, 2b, 4, 5, 5c
SL.1.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 2-6
W.1.3, 5, 6, 8

About the Book

Knight and Horse are drifting off to sleep when Knight has a magical dream. In his vision, he sees the most scrumptious soft golden cookies he has ever laid his eyes on. The delicious treats call to him: Go and find the golden cookies. When Knight wakes up, he gets Horse ready for their journey, and they go trotting along in search of the golden goods. But the cookies are nowhere to be found! Knight and Horse finally return home to the castle, where a surprise in the kitchen rewards their valiant quest.

This kid-friendly Don Quixote-like knight's tale with a simple text and delightful illustrations by Caldecott Honor-winner Betsy Lewin is a mouthwatering treat for emerging readers.


★ "The loony plot and the spirited pen-and-ink-and-watercolor illustrations elevate this book above most for emerging readers. . . . Clear text, amusing illustrations, and a captivating easy-to-read story make this a winner."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

About the Series

I Like to Read®
books are picture books written and illustrated so that even the newest reader can enjoy a satisfying, quality literary experience. The books in the series are written at kindergarten and early first grade reading levels.

"These books deftly combine text and art to create a positive experience for new readers."—School Library Journal

"This series dares to make entertaining reads from short texts and familiar vocabulary"—Kirkus Reviews

"Each one makes the hard world of learning to read enough fun to encourage children at this critical developmental moment to try another one."—Vicky Smith, Children's and YA Editor at Kirkus Reviews

Click here for flash cards for each book, educator's materials for the series and the complete listing of I Like to Read® books!

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. What is Knight looking for in the story? Why? Where does he look? RL.K-1.1

2. What sound is made when Knight climbs on Horse? When Horse trots? When Knight stops Horse? RL.K-1.4

3. Go on a verb hunt in the story. Write a sentence using verbs in past, present and future tenses. L.K.1, 1, b / L.1.1, 1e

4. Write a sentence telling what is happening on the last page after Horse has a dream of finding golden apples. RL.K-1.9 / W.K-1.3, 5

Readers' Guide
GOOD NIGHT, KNIGHT: An I Like to Read® Book, Level F
Lesson plan featuring before, during, and after activities aligned to Instructional Standards.