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Library Lion [Paperback]

Michelle Knudsen , Kevin Hawkes
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Book Description

7 Jan 2008
When a lion visits the library, no one knows what to do: there are no rules about lions in the library. But soon he's indispensable – "What a helpful lion," people say. "How did we ever get along without him?" But one day the head librarian falls and breaks her arm, and the only way the lion can get help is to roar. And that is breaking the rules. The next day the lion doesn't come to the library, nor the next day, nor the day after that ... until Mr McBee finds him and tells him that sometimes there is a very good reason to break the rules – even in the library!

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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Walker (7 Jan 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1406305677
  • ISBN-13: 978-1406305678
  • Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 0.6 x 28.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 154,417 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A warm-hearted story in which stylish, old-fashioned illustrations capture precisely the feel of how libraries once were." The Guardian "A wonderful addition to any library." Carousel"

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A charming picture book about the joy of discovering the library and making new friends.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars library lion 10 Dec 2009
By cheech
I first heard this story from 'Cbeebies bedtime stories' and purchased the book straight away. My 19 month old daughter who can barely say 'Library Lion' loves this story we read it every night for bed! its a beautiful tale with many themes - making friends, being helpful, following rules, being told off, feeling happy and sad - and has good humour, with a nice message at the end.
The illustrations are warm and lovely with plenty of things to talk about besides the story itself. There is some good roaring to join in with too! Its just the right length for a bedtime read.
I would say that children up to around the age of 6 would enjoy this book just as much as my little girl - and her mama!
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This is a lovely picture book, a gentle story with gorgeous timeless illustrations. Visiting the library regularly, Lion is allowed in because he sticks to the rules and there's nothing to say that lions aren't allowed in. Helpful and kind the lion is soon a firm favourite with all the library visitors. Then one day, the lion performs a good deed, a rescue, that requires a loud roar but he is therefore banned from the library. It's a sad day for the lion, the library and its visitors, but then perhaps rules aren't always fixed in stone and can, with good reason, be altered... Hurrah! Perfect for 3-6s.
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An absolutely beautiful book, a bit like The Tiger That came to Tea, but even better! Wonderful pictures, including the lion roaring right in the shocked labrarian's face at the desk! A story long enough and funny and interesting enough for any age from 2-3 up to 15! It portrays the stuff of a child's dreams, and makes it kind of shocking yet really really warm and comforting at the same time! A real joy, I've been reading 100s and 100s of books to my 9 children for 27 years, and this is one of our favourites!
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Who said that animals can't join in storytime at the library, as long as they follow the same rules as everybody else? Oh, no! What happens when a lion is friendly and likes to roar loudly? Does that mean he is not allowed to come to the library anymore? If you look inside this lion, at the heart, you'll see why he can be your very best friend. If you or your little ones like going to the library, you'll LOVE this book as did my 6 year old daughter!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best 8 April 2013
By Loubie
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I've already bought a this book for my own kids and am now buying it for my nephew. It's both beautifully illustrated and a well-told story. There's a real old-fashioned quality to it that I love and my 3-year-old son loves it as much as I do.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Charming story 13 April 2008
By elkiedee VINE VOICE
A lovely story of how an unusual visitor to the library becomes a welcome friend and volunteer. Also a lovely little story about how to behave. The lion first comes to the library to hear stories but becomes hooked, and likes to come back regularly. He starts to help out with various tasks and earn the appreciation of the kids and staff at the library. But one day he breaks the rule about not roaring in the library.

It also has lovely illustrations and noises that all the family can join in.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Charming book 23 Jun 2014
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A lovely sweet childrens book. Both beautifully illustrated and a well-told story. it is a firm favorite with my 3 year old girl.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "There's a LION! In the LIBRARY" 8 Jan 2014
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We had this book from our local library, my little boy loved it so much and we could only renew it so many times! So father christmas brought a copy, Lovely book, a favourite bedtime story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very nice print
Published 7 days ago by Meng Li
5.0 out of 5 stars Good choice. Arrived safely
Granddaughter loves it. Good choice. Arrived safely.
Published 1 month ago by Eric The Red
5.0 out of 5 stars Marvin
I was recommended this book to read to my grandsons and purchased it without having seen it myself. I was not disapointed, my three year old grandson loves it, and I show my two... Read more
Published on 11 July 2012 by marvin
5.0 out of 5 stars Library children
I am a librarian and bought this book for my daughter. She loved it so I give it as a gift to my friends' kids and they can relate because they go to the library or I tell them I... Read more
Published on 17 April 2012 by Beans
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book
Bought this for World Book Day as my daughter already had a lion costume but we needed a book with a lion in it and we love this. Read more
Published on 17 Mar 2012 by ernie294
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic in our house!
All three of my children have loved, and continue to love, Library Lion. The illustrations are deep and beautiful, and just perfect for a bedtime story. Read more
Published on 27 Jan 2012 by Sophie T
5.0 out of 5 stars Library lion is a super story
This has lovely illustrations and a super story which captivated my 4 and 6 year olds and generated lots of conversation. Read more
Published on 5 Nov 2011 by emma
5.0 out of 5 stars A story with a happy ending
Pity that the story is so stereotypical about libraries and librarians - rules, no running, no noise, a Miss with a bun and glasses as librarian etc, but of course the story... Read more
Published on 30 July 2011 by Book chatter
5.0 out of 5 stars A future classic
A lovely, charmingly illustrated tale that deserves a place on every child's bookshelf. Not to mention a nice little homily about the occasional need to put the normal rules aside.
Published on 3 Jan 2011 by A. J. Rixon
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