Friday, March 30, 2012

Storytime: Library Lion

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

With the first read you and your students/children may find that you really like and enjoy this book. As a teacher/parent-teacher, you may find yourself suddenly in your local bookstore purchasing  Library Lion to add to your personal collection of favourite picture books.

In Library Lion, readers meet a lion who casually walks into a public library just as if he belongs there and is simply returning from a morning stroll. Confident that he belongs there, he purposefully walks past the circulation desk without a glance. He peruses the card catalog, and then settles down in the storytime area for a nap. He awakes to the story time lady beginning a story. He is attentive and stays for the next two storytimes later in the day.

And what do the library patrons make of this library lion? They come to love him.

The librarian, a woman who is particular about rules being followed in the library, also has no problem with the lion being long as he does not break any of the rules. And he doesn't...until.......

he has to help a friend who has been hurt.

I won't tell you anymore. I do not wish to spoil it for you. Suffice it to say, the story is: warm, delightful, and touching. And the illustrations: just the right style for this story. A wonderful fit.

The school year is not yet done and insha'Allaah, there is another to come. Consider adding Library Lion to your classroom library.

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