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When the door to his house at the zoo is left open a lion decides to visit his friends, but he quickly learns that people are not nearly as polite or friendly in town as when they visit him at the zoo.
Posted June 23, 2007
Everyone loves the Happy Lion - behind bars. But when his keeper accidentaly allows him to escape, all fear him except Francois, a child. Everyone's in an uproar about the lion's escape, and the fire department is called to deal with this, but little Francois brings him back to his cage, and without any trouble. Kids have much more insight than adults, and I'm an adult who read this to my kid!
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Posted January 3, 2014
This is a happy story about a friendly lion and a wise little boy. It was popular with little children and frequently checked out when I was a children's librarian in New York City. They also checked out the other books in the Happy Lion series, now, sadly, out of print and unavailable. It is good to see this first one back in print. A good companion would be Petunia, by Roger Duvoisin, who illustrated the Happy Lion. Bright colors, plenty of action, these are funny, comforting books, perfect for lap-sitting story times.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.