The Night Lion – Sanne Duffet

    The Night Lion – Sanne Duffet, (translated from the German), pajama press, (9781772780413), c2017, 2018

Format: Hardcover picture book

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

What did you like about the book? Morgan has a tall Robin Hood hat and a wooden sword. He is “wild and fierce and frightening.” But at night Morgan is still afraid of robbers until his Nana brings him a stuffed lion. And, as with Calvin with his Hobbes, Morgan dreams of the adventures he and his lion experience in the woods where he is always brave and fearless. Beautiful full-page watercolor illustrations perfectly accompany this tale of a child conquering his/her fears.

Anything you did not like about this book? No.

To whom would you recommend this book? This is a good tale for children having problems with bad dreams and might be shared with the classic Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.

Who should buy this book? Public libraries and day-cares

Where would you shelve it? Picture books

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Moderator, Youth Services Book Review

Date of review: 2/18/2018

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