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Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen

Library Lion (original 2006; edition 2009)

by Michelle Knudsen, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)

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Title:Library Lion
Authors:Michelle Knudsen
Other authors:Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
Info:Candlewick (2009), Edition: 1 Reprint, Paperback, 48 pages
Collections:Picture Books
Tags:library, lion, lions, storytime, books, picture books, pencil drawings

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Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen (2006)


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Review: This story was very well written. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story and I think that children will too. It teaches about rules, but also makes it fun by putting something unrealistic in it, like a lion.

Summary: One day a lion came into a library. The head librarian, Miss Merriweather, is very strict about rules but didn't say anything about the lion. She said as long as he isn't breaking any rules, to let him be. The lion was wondering around and went to sleep in the reading section. The lion is very well behaved and doesn't make any noise like a normal lion. The children learn to like the lion and he becomes a nice resting place for the children in the library. When Miss Merriweather fell, lion had to help her by trying to get Mrs. McB, a teacher, but he wouldn't pay attention to him. So the lion roared as loud as he could and saved the day. The next day the lion didn't come back. The lion was standing outside in the rain. The library created a new rule…No roaring unless there is a good reason.

Argument: I think that this story was very well written. The storyline of it was amazing and it was very fun to read. I loved how at the end the lion realized that he was wanted and returned to the library.

The moral of the story:
"Sometimes there is a good reason to break the rules. Even in the library."
The lion broke the rules of the library, but he did it to save Miss. Merriweather. He got upset, but realizes that there are exceptions to every rule, no matter what it is. ( )
  knold1 | Oct 14, 2014 |
There is a LION. In the LIBRARY. Well, is he following the rules? Then yes, he can stay for story hour. ( )
  JennyArch | May 14, 2014 |
All librarians need this book in their bag of tricks. I read it every year to grades K-4 as we create our own library rules and my flexibility around them. Because sometimes there are good reasons to break the rules, even in the library.

During this same unit, we watch No Cookies in the Library vintage Sesame Street. ( )
  Mad.River.Librarian | Apr 23, 2014 |
An unexpectedly touching story with a very interesting message; Sometimes it's okay to break the rules! It's gently illustrated with pastels (watercolors?). The illustrations are humorous without distracting from the story. Excellent. ( )
  Shermens | Nov 13, 2013 |
Library Lion is a charming story about a lion who finds himself in a library and loves it so much he decides to come back day after day. One day, he roars discontentedly after story time has ended, breaking the rules in the process. He is almost kicked out, but is allowed to stay as long as he promises to be good and follow the rules. Over time, he becomes a big help to everyone in the library, until one day Miss Merriweather (the librarian) falls and needs help. The humorous and emotionally telling illustrations enhance this amusing story that highlights the fact that sometimes it's ok to break the rules.

This would be a fantastic read-aloud book for younger children and could be used to teach that sometimes rules are flexible (especially for children who are focused on strict adherence to the rules in all situations). In addition, the book provides the opportunity to teach students about libraries (circulation desks, encyclopedias, general library rules, etc.). ( )
  Michaela.Bushey | Oct 26, 2013 |
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In loving memory of Carol J. Buckley, shining star of the Cornell University Library, who always had room in her heart for a new friend. We miss you. M. K.

To Priscilla, our first personal librarian. K. H.
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When a lion comes to the library one day, no one is sure what to do. There are no rules about lions in the library. When something terrible happens, the lion quickly comes to the rescue in the only way he knows how.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763622621, Hardcover)

An affectionate storybook tribute to that truly wonderful place: the library.

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. Michelle Knudsen's disarming story, illustrated by the matchless Kevin Hawkes in an expressive timeless style, will win over even the most ardent of rule keepers.

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A lion starts visiting the local library but runs into trouble as he tries to both obey the rules and help his librarian friend.

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