The Happy Lion (Read to a Child!: Level 2) Paperback – 14 Dec 2010
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A friendly lion in a small French zoo enjoys the visits of the townspeople who stop by each day to say "Bonjour, Happy Lion." So one day, when the zoo keeper forgets to close the lion's door, the Happy Lion decides to return the visits to all the nice people of the town. To his amazement, as he strolls through the town his friends scream and run from him, the police and fire brigade are called, and people cower in their shops or houses. How a small boy saves the day concludes a wonderfully satisfying story that is just the right length for bedtime or anytime.
At age 50, "The Happy Lion continues to charm and delight and Alfred A. Knopf is proud to reissue it for today's young children. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Louise Fatio collaborated with her famous illustrator husband, Roger Duvoisin, on "The Happy Lion, " one of the most beloved stories of the mid-20th century. Long unavailable, it was reissued in a hardcover edition to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2004. She was born in Switzerland in 1904 and died in New Jersey in 1993.
Roger Duvoisin, a Caldecott Medal winner, wrote and illustrated 40 books, including those featuring Veronica the conspicuous hippopotamus and Petunia the silly goose. He collaborated with his wife, Louise Fatio, on nine more Happy Lion stories. He was born in Switzerland in 1904 and died in New Jersey in 1980.
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It doesn't need a deep philosphical meaning it's simply a lovely story and my five year old loves reading it again and again and was thrilled to know that mummy knew a book she had in school from her own childhood.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An absolutely fabulous book for children with lovely illustrations by the brilliant Roger Duvoisin.Published 13 months ago by puppylover
Really nice and thoughtful story's. My 4 year old son and I love it. Read it over and over again.Published 18 months ago by MS M A GROVE