Willoughby and the Lion

Willoughby and the Lion

by Greg Foley
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Willoughby and the Lion 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Willoughby and The Lion is a great book to read to your class or child. I read this to my 4th grade writing class to show them how their stories can evoke emotion and teach a life lesson - This book is thought provoking and beautiful. The illustrations are fantastic; my class loved the use of only black, white, and gold. At the end of the book the revelation of a True Friend being the greatest wish was powerful. In my classes' narratives, we now can show how we as people have changed for the better through our life experiences.
mjtfield More than 1 year ago
Sometimes doing the right thing: something for others, is hard. This is a delightful book about Willoughby, an ambitious young boy who doesn't care at all for his new surroundings and a considerate and considerable lion who sits upon a rock waiting for his chance for freedom while doling out 10 wishes. From these simple and lovely pages, we are reminded: when we give to others, we also get something ourselves. For older children, it's easy for them to read this story to their younger audience. The rhythm flows. The words, while not cute or simple, have a wonderful cadence. For the audience, it's a great treat for everyone. Especially at the end. Sometimes authors take a chance when they do their own art. Not so in Willoughby and the Lion. Greg Foley has woven the story and its art into not only a truly unique feast for the eyes, but also as an artistic lesson in counting for the younger readers. I have three children, 11, 8 and 5. They all ask for it to be read again. And even my oldest, claims his own page when counting out the lion's wishes. It's a beautiful book with a beautiful message. You can't go wrong. We look forward to more adventures of Willouhby and the Lion.