10 reasons to love a lion

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.

Catherine Barr and Hanako Clulow, 10 reasons to love a lion

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…

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