King Lion by Yarlett, Emma

King Lion

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Why does everyone run away whenever this lonely beast roars "HELLO!" at them? A story about the art of making friends--and the bravery of one kind little girl.

King Lion wants a friend. But the only way he knows to communicate is to ROAR! Waving his paw, flashing a smile, and even cracking a joke don't help. How can he let the townsfolk know that he just wants some company? Wild with loneliness, the king climbs to the top of a tower and roars his fierce sadness day and night, until one day, a little girl hears him and thinks that perhaps she understands. With charming illustrations, Emma Yarlett's gently humorous take on how to make friends shows a little empathy goes a long way.

Author: Emma Yarlett
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Published: 07/16/2024
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.25lbs
ISBN: 9781536231496
Audience: Ages 4-8

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 03/01/2024 pg. 59
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 04/01/2024
Kirkus Reviews 05/01/2024

About the Author
Emma Yarlett is the creator of Nibbles: The Book Monster, Orion and the Dark, and Sidney, Stella, and the Moon. She is also the author-illustrator of a popular series of novelty books that includes Dragon Post, Beast Feast, and Santa Post, and her work has been nominated twice for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Emma Yarlett lives in England with her family.