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Happy Lion

No. of pages 32

Great for age 3-18 years
The lion at the little French zoo is a favorite of all the townspeople. Every day they stop by to feed him tidbits and say, Bonjour, Happy Lion. Naturally, when the lion finds his door open, he decides it would only be proper to visit all his friendly neighbors in return. But, waitsacr bleu! Why is everyone fleeing in terror?Louise Fatios timeless tale about friendship still sparkles and Roger Duvoisins elegant illustrations are as engaging as ever in this 50th Anniversary edition. School Library Journal


This book has been graded for interest at 3-7 years.

There are 32 pages in this book. This is a picture book. A picture book uses pictures and text to tell the story. The number of words varies from zero ('wordless') to around 1k over 32 pages. Picture books are typically aimed at young readers (age 3-6) but can also be aimed at older children (7+). This book was published 2015 by Random House USA Inc .

Roger Duvoisin was born in Geneva in 1900. He studied at the Ecole National Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. His first job was designing scenery, making textiles, and painting murals. He married Louise Fatio, another artist from Switzerland. In 1927 they moved to New York City. Duvoisin wrote and illustrated forty books, and illustrated over 100 more by other authors. In 1947 he won the Caldecott Medal for White Snow, Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt and in 1966 their Hide and Seek Fog won a Caldecott Honor. The Happy Lion was the first book created together by Duvoisin and his wife Louise and it won the inaugural German Children's Book Prize in 1956.

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