Here is a beautiful picture book with musical rhymes that celebrates diversity and promotes kindness, sure to strike a chord with the many fans of Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World”.
When a lion is removed from his natural habitat, forced to leave his African land and his pride behind and crowned King of Animals in a zoo, but acts out and becomes a secluded, captive beast all humans give up hope. Only a patient and observant brown little dog stands by his side and, through his optimism and kindness, turns the beast into a friend for life.
Inspired by the true story of Bonedigger, the disabled lion and the friendly Dachshund Milo who proved that friendship knows no boundaries, “The Lion and the Dog” is a brilliant, colourful tale that shines when read aloud and is a definitive must-have for all collections.
Similar books: “The Cheetah and the Dog”, “The Elephant and the Sheep”.
Publication date: November 12th 2017
Another beautifully written and touching story by a very accomplished author. Furstenberg has a gift for bringing animals and their interactions with other animals and humans to life. Whilst her books are aimed at children this and her other children’s books would also appeal to adults. This is a lovely story of seeing beyond what is obvious to bring out what is real and true. It also celebrates diversity in friendships and the importance place that this diversity plays in life. Children will love the simple, yet rhythmic nature that this book adopts. Once again a successful piece of writing.
Recommend for: Children