Lion, Lion (illustrated by Larry Day)

Balzer + Bray, 2014

Recognition for Lion, Lion:

  • Indie Next List Great Reads
  • Junior Library Guild Pick
  • Bank Street College Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2015 edition
  • NPR’s Best Books of 2014
  • Illinois Reads, 2015

A little boy is looking for Lion. A lion is looking for lunch. And so our story begins. But, Readers! Look closely… in this tale, nothing is quite as it seems.

“Sly, dark humor for little ones—at its best.” – Kirkus

“A killer combination of twisty wordplay, kid-perfect watercolors, and characters that demand funny voices, Lion Lion is a read aloud sure to leave your audience delighted and you just a little hoarse.” – Margaret Willison, NPR Best Books of 2014 

“Beautiful pencil and watercolor illustrations…With sophisticated humor and an ingenious twist, this story begs to be read and reread.”– Indie Next List Great Reads (Erin Barker, Hooray for Books! Alexandria, VA)