How to Be a Lion Book
How to Be a Lion Book
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How to Be a Lion

Written and illustrated by Ed Vere

Published by Random House Children's Books

Publisher's Summary

In this timely and charming story about the importance of being true to yourself, mindfulness, and standing by your friends, we meet Leonard, a lion, and his best friend Marianne, a… duck. Leonard and Marianne have a happy life together—talking, playing, writing poems, and making wishes—until one day a pack of bullies questions whether it’s right for a lion and a duck to be pals. Leonard soon learns there are many ways to be a lion, and many ways to be a friend, and that sometimes finding just the right words can change the world…

This sweet, funny, thoughtful, and much-needed story will open up readers’ eyes to the importance of being who they are and not backing down to hurtful criticism. It’s an empowering tale about connecting with others and choosing kindness over bullying, and shows children how angry and provocative words can be overcome by empathy and courage.

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  • Age Range: 3-7
  • Pages: 32
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: June 26, 2018
  • ISBN: 0525578056
  • ISBN 13: 9780525578055
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