Tuesday, August 10, 2021

"The Little Lion that Listened' - a bookwrap



The Little Lion That Listened

Authored by Nicholas Tana

Illustrated by Jessie Fox

Layout by Matthew Molleur


* Ages:  3-7

* Grade Level:  PS-2

* Hardcover:  32 pages

Publisher:  New Classics Books

* Pub. Date:  August 10, 2021

* Language:  English

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You

The Book 

 Leo, an adorable little lion cub, does not roar unlike his parents and siblings.  His father worries about him and thinks he's strange but his wise Mother says, "He will roar when he is ready."  Leo doesn't roar because he focuses and listens to the world around him.  


Three times his patience and listening skills save the lives of not only his family but the entire pride.  The final dangerous, deadly occurrence that Leo witnesses has Leo erupting in a loud, long, clear roar that gets everyone's attention and gives him superstar status with the other lions from that time forward.  

The moral of the story encourages parents and others to give kids time to grow and mature into who they are created to be.  The illustrations are beautifully done and have a "Lion King" style which kids will love.  The life lesson is invaluable for both the young and old to take away.  I highly recommend this book.  


Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author

Nicholas Tana is an award-winning writer, director, and musician. He is the author of the children's books, Monsters Are Afraid of Babies, The Kitten, The Cat, and The Apple, and The Kingdom of Glee. Tana's original Snow White story, Snow White and The Wishing Well appears in Disney's 5 Minute Easter Stories.

About the Illustrator

Jessie Fox is an Arizona-based illustrator. She has been drawing obsessively since the age of three and is currently pursuing her degree in graphic design. Jessie has a passion for illustration, books, and libraries. This is her first published children's book.

The Layout Designer

Matthew Molleur is a digital illustrator focused on comic book style art, animation, and motion graphic, and is the 2012 winner of the Pop Culture Paradise 24-hour Comics Day contest.  Matt is the illustrator of the children's book, "The Kitten The Cat, and The Apple", as well as the comic book "American Robo" and "Why and How to Make Your Own Comics".

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