How to be a Lion   

A story about a lion and a duck - and finding the courage to be yourself. 

Kirkus starred review - '...Readers will see an alternative male role model in Leonard: astrong-looking lion who thinks for himself, choosing creativity and friendshipover superficial toughness. Author/illustrator Vere's illustrations are sturdyin their rough black outlines and large swaths of muted color, but they'reevocative, too, in Leonard's expressiveness and the predominantlyorange/saffron palette that conjures the atmosphere of an African savanna.Positive role models showing boys how to be a whole person are few and farbetween these days. This marvellous book triumphs in that essential job.'

School Library Journal - 'Children will feel empowered after reading such a deliberate story of unyielding strength and self-awareness. Thoughtful and provocative words to live by.'

Publishers Weekly - 'A gentle, Ferdinand-like soul… . Vere’s fable makes a watertight—and charming—case for ignoring the pressures of conformity.'

UK - Puffin         USA - Doubleday

Publishing June 26th - 2018


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