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Library Lion (2006)

by Michelle Knudsen

Other authors: Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)

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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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  BooksInMirror | Feb 19, 2024 |
Ez a könyv gyönyörű! Teljesen odavagyok a történetért és az illusztrációért is. Egyszerűen csodaszép! Szívet melengető, kedves, vicces. Nagyon jólesett :)

(A hatévesnek is nagyon tetszett, a kétévest még nem kötötte le.)

Update: a Kicsi - aki már ötéves - hozta oda, hogy olvassuk el, mert ez a kedvenc könyve. Egyetértek, az enyémek közt is ott van.

Ész nélkül szabálykövetés ellen, és mert gyönyörű.
"Néha jó okunk van megszegni egy-egy szabályt." ( )
  blueisthenewpink | Jan 3, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: Preschool - 3rd Grade
Awards: A New York Times Best Seller
  vflore21 | Dec 6, 2023 |
Everyone who heard about a library knows there is one cardinal rule -- BE QUIET. When a lion walks into a library, the librarian Miss Merriweather, doesn't overreact. She watches as the lion finds his/her way to the children's reading circle. And, it is there where the lion feels most at home.

Returning every day to listen to the stories and observe the beauty of the library, the lion follows the rules, until one day, it is a good thing to break a rule when doing so helps someone.

Miss Merriweather overreaches to get a book, and the result is landing on the floor. As the lion observes this, quickly there is a necessary roar to alert a staff member that the librarian needs help right away.

Now, even Miss Merriweather believes that it is ok to break a rule, if fact there are instances when it is absolutely necessary.

This is a cute book geared for younger children. While the setting isn't noted as the New York City, NY library, the statues of the two large lions which don the front of the actual library is among the illustrations.

This is a lovely book for a child, as I was, a frequent visitor of the library where I found solace and guidance from the librarian. ( )
  Whisper1 | Feb 3, 2023 |
Sometimes there are good reasons to break the rules, even in the library. ( )
  Chris.Wolak | Oct 13, 2022 |
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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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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.
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