Library Lion [With Paperback Book]

Library Lion [With Paperback Book]

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by Michelle Knudsen, Kevin Hawkes, Christine Marshall

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Live Oak Media (NY)
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8.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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Library Lion 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
ChatWithVera More than 1 year ago
Recently my granddaughters visited, and when they saw that I had a copy of Library Lion, they were positively ecstatic. They were quite familiar with the book since it is one they have checked out repeatedly from their local library in Virginia. Needless-to-say, it was read several times during their visit with Grandmama. What is the draw of this book? What is its charm? Why is it a winner of a plethora of awards? The library is a very special place and has rules. Miss Merriweather is the librarian and she makes certain that folks obey the rules. One day a lion walks into the library. No rule against a lion in the library. The lion goes to story time.  No rule against that.   As time goes by, the lion visits earlier and earlier and becomes Miss Merriweather’s library helper. And one day she falls off her stepladder. Oh my! Now a rule must be broken. This gentle story about the lovely library and the gentle giant of a lion is sweet and endearing. It gently teaches that rules are important. Yet it also teaches that there are circumstances where we must make a decision to break a rule. Beautifully drawn illustrations capture the essence of the story. Together the words and pictures create a story that a child wants to hear again and again. DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Candlewick Press to facilitate this review. Opinions expressed are solely my own. I received no compensation for this review.
StephanieCFoxJD More than 1 year ago
I love libraries and books. Rules are different. I love situations in which rules are shown NOT to be absolute. There can be no justice or good when rules are absolute. This is a wonderful book with a great story in it.
NYC-OT-Mama More than 1 year ago
We all really enjoy reading this book - my son (2 1/2 yrs old) especially likes acting out the roaring :). The lion, the librarian, and the illustrations are all deliciously charming...and I think the message is fabulous: rules are important but sometimes it's okay to break them when it counts. We've already gotten this book as a gift for friends who also praised it highly!
areneez More than 1 year ago
The library is a birth place for imagination. It is a glorious retreat for action, adventure, silliness, any emotional excitement that exists. Knudson displays the comforting, homey feeling of a library through her Children's book, Library Lion. The librarian, Miss Merriweather, is apprehensive at first to the lion's presence, unsure if he can follow the rules of the library but soon she finds him to be delightful. Mr McBee, the library assistant is not so keen on the lion and does his best to act on his jealousy by ignoring the lion. The lion does his best to be helpful and kind to all while following all the rules. However, when an incident arises, the lion will have to decide whether or not to break a library rule. This story is heartwarming while teaching children about rules, jealousy, and what to do when a true emergency occurs. Knudson really knows how to write simply so all ages can enjoy and comprehend the story all the while creating and maintaining character development. One of the best things about this book, besides the story itself, is the classical feel that the illustrations lend to the story. I love how they make you feel like the book itself has been passed down from generation to generation. It adds that warm, comforting feeling to the audience. Knudson's Library Lion will always have a home on my bookshelf.
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MSiroky More than 1 year ago
This is one of my and my daughter's favorite books. She has been requesting it at bedtime since she was one. It is a sweet story of freindship and great for encouraging your children's love of books and storytime. We just bought a copy for my nephew.
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AtticusNYC More than 1 year ago
This is a favourite book, which has been reread many times. Illustrations are great too.
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Kahlara More than 1 year ago
This was one of the random books my 2 1/2 year old pulled off the shelf at the library. We both love it and added it to our home library. The illustrations are wonderful, the story is sweet and teaches a little lesson about rules and why sometimes it is ok to break them. The style reminds me of books from 30-40 years ago.
alchemy More than 1 year ago
this is a rare book that young toddlers can enjoy without having everything pictured for them--a great first introduction to being read aloud to without pictures. don't get me wrong, the pictures are beautiful, evocative (wonderful depiction of emotion), with a touch of magical realism as with a real-looking lion is accepted as part of a library scene. but the storytelling and dialogue are first-rate. not to mention, of course, that gently underscoring the whole story is a quiet emphasis on the love and importance of books and reading. we've loved reading this book to our two boys since the older one was 2, and when i was asked to buy a book to donate to a ronald mcdonald house fundraiser, library lion was my first choice.
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HeatherBKC More than 1 year ago
My son actually recommended this to buy for his younger sister. I thought it was creative and had wonderful lessons. A classic for young readers!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a cute story about a lion that comes to the library and how much he enjoys being there with the children. There are rules to follow while in the library and what happens when you don't follow rules. The art work is beautiful.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My husband and I are avid readers and it seems our three year old son is just as interested. Library Lion is a favorite in our son's vast collection. Not only does he like it read to him but we love reading it. The story is so sweet, the message clear and the illustrations are lovely. Out of the blue my son said 'the lion in the library is helpful' Yes he is Sam, yes he is. This book is a must!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A pure pleasure to read - an endearing story and lovely illustrations. The Library Lion is an excellent choice for any reader, young or old, who loves the library.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An immediate classic and must have for any private or public library!