How Sir Donkey Legs Became a Knight, William Ennis

In a kingdom far away, an unremarkable boy was born into a remarkable family. His two sisters were quite different from everyone else, and their sweetness and intelligence stood out above all others. Will Hayden, the average boy, be content to remain average or will he find a way to stand out like his sisters?

How Sir Donkey Legs Became a Knight is an original, quirky, adorable children’s book that will capture young minds and entertain them from beginning to end. I adore choosing children books for my children but it is rare to come across a knight/kingdom element book, so I was thrilled when I came across this one as its land reminded me of faraway land in Shrek and we all know how much children love Shrek!

How Sir Donkey Legs Became a Knight is an adorable children’s book that tells the story of ‘an unremarkable boy born into a remarkable family.’ The reader will have the pleasure of following this young boy who is called Hayden, as he tries to stand out. His two sisters currently are stealing all the attention with both their sweetness and intelligence but Hayden wants to be noticed, and this is his sweet journey on how he does just this!

I adore this book and so do my children. The fantastic story between these pages combined with poignant themes has made me fall madly in love with this book. What  I loved most about this book are its impeccable themes. Themes such as being an outcast and changing that feeling. A lot of children feel like an outcast in their family, this is the sad truth and it can be when they are younger or older so the fact that William Ennis, the superb author of this novel has explored this in his excellent book is incredible and I adore him for inspiring young readers with his incredible words.

William Ennis is a true storyteller who knows how to capture young readers minds. My children were instantly captivated with this story, and that is very difficult to do as like most children, their attention waivers very quickly! The fact that my children were so invested in this novel screams that William Ennis is a talented author whose work should not be missed.

Not only is William Ennis a superb storyteller, but he is also a brilliant writer. His exceptional, easy to read, flawless writing and narrative is a gem to read, and so, I have no choice but to award this stunning book a dazzling Five Stars as it is utterly brilliant!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much and love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please, comment below and let me know your thoughts on How Sir Donkey Legs Became a Knight; do you see yourself reading this book? Let me know all of those brilliant thoughts of yours below! Thank you so much again for reading!  

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon U.S.! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for the Amazon U.K. I have also attached some links about the author and this wonderful book! Thank you so much again for reading book lovers, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this book!   

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Aimee, Ann,
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It is well written and enthusiastic and I really appreciate your work. This book is loosely based on actual events i.e. a little boy’s love of kicking. I can’t count the times I’ve had to scrub the couch after changing a diaper or grab an ice pack because a wild little foot found an arm or a thigh. Thankfully the diaper days are over, but Sir Donkey Legs didn’t stop at one adventure and there are more books to follow soon. The book is available in paperback and ebook formats through all retailers that carry it. Thank you again for the beautiful review!
William Ennis


I love this book by William Ennis. I read it to my grandsons love to hear the story of how Hayden makes his mark on the kingdom, becoming a knight in the process. I highly recommend the book for all parents and grandparents. Don’t let your kids miss out on this gem of a book.

Hi Carolyn! Thank you for your kind comment. You are right, this book is wonderful and is not to be missed by children as it makes for an adorable read!

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