A Lion is a Lion by Polly Dunbar. PICTURE BOOK. Candlewick Press, 2018. $15. 978-0763697310
BUYING ADVISORY: - ESSENTIAL
AUDIENCE APPEAL: HIGH
Asking the question "Is a lion still a lion if..." and then listing different scenarios of possible danger is the premise of this book.. In the story, the lion is polite, wears a hat, dances, and seems pleasant. Then the lion shows his true colors as a lion, and you see that a lion will still eat you if it can.
A Lion is a Lion had great illustrations and was captivating. Overall, I felt this book approaches a very difficult topic in a fun and kid-friendly way. A parent could read this book with a child, and then discuss important life lessons such as stranger danger, or even being cautious towards animals. This book can be a very positive, helpful tool to help teach young children necessary life-skills.
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