This picture book about lions, has a lion-shaped hole through its thick front cover. It makes you want to reach in and discover more about the lions inside the book.
I especially like Hanako Clulow’s illustrations. There’s something satisfyingly classic about her lions which appeals to me.
But I do also find Catherine Barr’s facts about lions very interesting. There was much I didn’t know, like how the male leader of the pride can lose a fight against another male, and end up having to leave. (Made me sad.)
This book should provide a young child with plenty to look at, and plenty to learn about these dangerous, but impressive looking, large cats.
And that lion-shaped hole could get a lot of attention…