Friday, February 19, 2016


Richard Collingridge
Richard is scared. He knows that monsters don't exist, but the noises he keeps hearing in the darkness of his bedroom are frightening. So he takes his stuffed animal, Lionheart, and runs away, as fast as he can. He runs so far that he reaches a magical jungle filled with animals. Lionheart then becomes a real lion and teaches Richard about being brave.

The illustrations are classic and fill each page with imagination and beauty. The style reminds me of Where the Wild Things Grow, and will be a favorite with both children and parents. The font is large and the vocabulary fits well for the intended age. Children will be able to relate to Richard and his flight from something scary. The message that the text is bringing out will be great for young children who need to face their fears. This book would be great for parents with small children, or used in a classroom setting to talk about being brave.

I received this book free of charge from Children's Lit in exchange for my honest review.

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