Friday, May 21, 2010
Review-Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen and illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Link for the author's website and more information on book.
Other books by this author:
The Dragon of Trelian, Argus, The Bridge to Highlandsville, Big Mean Mike.
My copy of this book is by Scholastic, I shopped at a Scholastic Book Fair at my granddaughter's school yesterday and purchased several books. I read this book to her in her classroom yesterday. She listened attentively and remarked how much she loved this book!
This book was purchased by me for the purpose of reading/reviewing....and treasuring.
This book is A New York Times Bestseller
For ages 4-8, 48 pages, originally published under Candlewick Press 2006
Miss Merriweather is in charge of the library and she is punctual about keeping the rules. A lion visits the library and becomes quite at home there. As long as he follows the rules all will be fine.
When an accident happens the lion must make a choice, will he break the rules in order to help?
A lion in the library roars my imagination, and for this the author has created a wonderfully beloved book. The book is a teaching lesson in making wise decisions no matter the cost, it is written in a story form easily understood by young children. The illustrations are soft and muted, maybe as a way to offset the loudness and fear of a lion.
I highly recommend this book!