Tuesday, July 3, 2018

How To Be A Lion by Ed Vere

Yikes! If It's A Lion It Must Be Ferocious! 

- Is There Only One Way To Be A Real Lion? -

So if it looks like a lion and roars like a lion then it must be a -- wait! It has a gentle side, likes walking by himself, feeling the sun warm his back, enjoys spending time on his "thinking" hill, daydreams, and likes writing poetry, so it SURELY isn't a lion. Right? Wrong. It's Leonard the lion!

When Marianne, a duck, first meets Leonard the two of them form a unique friendship. They play, relax, read, and create poems together. They even enjoy visiting and thinking as they sit on Leonard's "thinking" hill. But when some fierce lions come by and question what's going on, after all a real lion would have chomped the duck, Marianne and Leonard have to do some quick thinking. And where do you think? Why on the "thinking" hill, of course.

My Thoughts

What Concerned Me: Nothing

What I Liked Most: Ed Vere's unique illustrations, especially of the duck, are perfect for children. The story is simple, in that it brings out the point that no animal or person needs to be stereotyped, and that friendships are a marvelous part of life.

Author/Illustrator: Ed Vere

Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers (June 2018)

Approx. Words: 535
Ages: 3 - 7
Pages: 32

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