Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, is very particular about rules in the library. No running allowed. And you must be quiet. But when a lion comes to the library one day, no one is sure what to do. There aren't any rules about lions in the library. And, as it turns out, this lion seems very well suited to library visiting. His big feet are quiet on the library floor. He makes a comfy backrest for the children at story hour. And he never roars in the library, at least not anymore. But when something terrible happens, the lion quickly comes to the rescue in the only way he knows how.
There are so many things to love about this book. First of all is the absurdity of a huge lion being in a library to begin with and then expected to not be loud. Children are sure to giggle at the site to seeing the lion.
Next is the whole idea how everyone is expected to behave and the rules of a library including the lion.While I was growing up, I knew the rules about being quiet but enjoying the story times and the books. Obviously, what is not to love about a book loving lion.
Finally though, the idea that even though everyone should follow the rules for certain things, that sometimes, they just have to be broken to either help someone else or yourself.
My grand-children and I read this book together and when the part came where the lion roared, my grand-children roared real loud which made me laugh but the listened intently to the whole book.
The book is a wonderful read and a sure-fire read for story times! 5 stars a quiet roar! *wink*
Disclosure: I won a copy of this book for my collections. The views here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon
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