Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
Hugs and kisses and lovey-dovey stuff isn't for all of us! A not-too-sweet story about a fierce and grumpy lion who maybe does know what he loves after all.
Today the fierce, fearsome Lion is supposed to show his love. But that makes him grumpy.
“What do you love?” Mouse asks Lion.
Lion doesn't love lovey-dovey stuff.
Hugs? Kisses? NO WAY!
But Mouse wonders, doesn't Lion love . . .
to growl? Love to roar?
Hmm, maybe Lion likes that.
Doesn't he love to run? Love to chase?
Actually, maybe Lion loves that.
And maybe he DOES love to share his love.
With a simple, humorous text and playful illustrations from New York Times bestselling Renata Liwska, this story is a charming, unconventional exploration of the many ways there are to show our love!
About the authors
Renata Liwska grew up in Warsaw, Poland, and now lives in Calgary, Canada. She is the illustrator of The Quiet Book and The Loud Book!, both written by Deborah Underwood and both New York Times bestsellers, and Places To Be, written by Mac Barnett. For The Quiet Book, Renata Liwska was awarded the 2010 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal and was named a 2010 Governor General’s Award finalist. You can visit her online at www.renataliwska.com.
“A genuine conversation about love and expressing it. A comforting support of the right to make love-related decisions; softness in a slightly sad world.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Soft-edged, whimsically anthropomorphized animals are downright adorable. . . Young readers . . . will see that despite having different outlooks, there are many ways to work together. A sweet meditation on the value of creating, regardless of use.” —Kirkus Reviews on CRAFTY LLAMA
“The illustrations are cozy and delightful, just like the text. A fun and inspiring read-aloud for student makers.” —School Library Journal on CRAFTY LLAMA