Krista Alletto


Significant Shortcomings, Preschool, Knight, Dragon, Obedience

Document Type

Book Review


Ned the knight lives with his parents in a towering castle and always does as he is told. Whether being asked to fetch firewood or pick cabbages, Ned’s answer is always “yes.” He also hurries inside the castle every night when the scary, red dragon arrives for his nightly flight around town. One day, Ned wakes up and feels strange. He doesn't feel like saying “yes” anymore. In fact, he feels like saying “no” to every request, including the one to hide away inside the castle when the dragon flies into town that night. When Ned comes face to face with the dragon, he realizes that the dragon isn’t so scary after all - he only wants a friend.