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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
Rating:****
Tags:library, lion, lions, storytime, books, picture books, pencil drawings

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Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen (2006)

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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 |
The Library Lion tells the story of a lion who stumbles into a library one day and becomes involved in the lives of the people at the library. I enjoyed this book because it was very entertaining and had an unusual plot and I would use it in the classroom because one of the themes is kindness. This book would be great for children in the grades of K-2. ( )
  dylrmstd | Sep 26, 2013 |
This book is about a lion who visits a library and the reactions of those who feel he does or does not belong in the library. Library Lion is a funny and educational story about library rules and a acceptable reason to break the rules. I like this book amazing storyline and as well as the entertainment of the subject matter. I would use this book in my teaching for ages 3-8.
  Ashley_Pabst | Sep 25, 2013 |
Library Lion tells the story of a lion who visits a library and the reactions of those who feel he does or does not belong in the library. This book tells a humorous and educational story about library rules and shows how there may be an acceptable reason to break the rules sometimes. I like this book for the sweet storyline and character development, as well as the entertainment value of the subject matter. I would use this book in my teaching for grades 1-3 during lessons covering following the rules or in a unit focusing on animals as characters in children's literature.
  MadeleinePemberton | Sep 25, 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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One day, a lion came to the library.
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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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Candlewick Press

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Editions: 0763622621, 076363784X

 

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