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How To Be a Lion - Ed Vere
How To Be a Lion
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From the New York Times bestselling author/illustrator of Max the Brave comes an inspiring and adorable picture book about a pair of unlikely friends who face down a pack of bullies. In this timely and charming story about the importance of being true to yourself, mindfulness, and standing by... show more
From the New York Times bestselling author/illustrator of Max the Brave comes an inspiring and adorable picture book about a pair of unlikely friends who face down a pack of bullies.

In this timely and charming story about the importance of being true to yourself, mindfulness, and standing by your friends, we meet Leonard, a lion, and his best friend Marianne, a . . . duck. Leonard and Marianne have a happy life together—talking, playing, writing poems, and making wishes—until one day a pack of bullies questions whether it's right for a lion and a duck to be pals. Leonard soon learns there are many ways to be a lion, and many ways to be a friend, and that sometimes finding just the right words can change the world . . .

This sweet, funny, thoughtful, and much-needed story will open up readers' eyes to the importance of being who they are and not backing down to hurtful criticism. It's an empowering tale about connecting with others and choosing kindness over bullying, and shows children how angry and provocative words can be overcome by empathy and courage.

★ "Positive role models showing boys how to be a whole person are few and far between these days. This marvelous book triumphs in that essential job."—Kirkus, starred review

"Children will feel empowered after reading such a deliberate story of unyielding strength and self-awareness. Thoughtful and provocative words to live by."—School Library Journal

"A gentle, Ferdinand-like soul. . . . Vere's fable makes a watertight—and charming—case for ignoring the pressures of conformity."—Publishers Weekly

"gently reminiscent of Winnie the Pooh"—BookTrust
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780525578055 (0525578056)
Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
Category:
Childrens, Poetry
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FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it
4.0
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleA wonderful book about a lion who is not afraid to be himself. I love the message of the book. It is a simple story but a beautiful one.I wasn't as into the illustrations in this book as the style used in Max the Brave, but they were still entertaining...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
5.0 How To Be a Lion
So, what does a lion do, exactly? Typically, a lion is fierce and eats prey BUT you haven’t met Leonard. Leonard is not your typical lion. Leonard likes the great outdoors and he likes words. He likes to put words together and creates poems. When Duck first meets Leonard, he is scared of Leonard but...
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