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Library Lion


This is another book with a great premise.  Libraries and lions really do (or should) go together.  The idea of a lion who basically adopts a library would be enough to carry a book.  But this book goes further.  It is also a story about friendship and about rules.  Rules, this story says, are very important.  But sometimes, when there is a very good reason (like friendship), some rules can be broken.

This books trusts kids to be able to understand nuance.  As someone who spends a lot of time focused on rules (“Elbows off the table!”), I appreciate that.  And, leaving aside all nuance, the kids greatly appreciate the frequent opportunities to roar along.

Author:  Michelle Knudsen
Illustrator:  Kevin Hawkes