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DOC ¶ READER Library Lion ☆ 9780763622626 ¹ [Reading] ➶ Library Lion By Michelle Knudsen – An affectionate storybook tribute to that truly wonderful place the libraryMiss Merriweather the head librarian is very particular about rules in the library No running allowed And you must be uietO There aren't any rules about lions in the library And as it turns out this lion seems very well suited to library visiting His big feet are uiet on the library floor He makes a comfy backrest for the children at story hour And he never roars in the library at least One day a lion walks into the library the New York Public Library mind you where I actually bought this book And because there are no rules against a lion being in the library he is allowed to stay After all he doesn't make any noise his paws are uiet on the library floor and he doesn't roar And the children adore him especially at story hour when they lean against his soft warm furThen one day something happens in the library that causes the lion to react as lions do and roar The librarian a stickler for rules banishes lion from the place he has come to love But you see the place he loves has also come to love him and he is sadly missedA beautiful story about rules and when they can be broken This will always have a special place in my heart because of when and where we bought it and the fact that my son who now loves this book was conceived during that very trip to New York TMI but now you knowA must have for the Little Library Your tiny humans will LOVE it

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Not any But when something terrible happens the lion uickly comes to the rescue in the only way he knows how Michelle Knudsen's disarming story illustrated by the matchless Kevin Hawkes in an expressive timeless style will win over even the most ardent of rule keepe Should a children’s book aim to teach important lessons to kids or just exist to entertain? This is a false choice and Library Lion shows just how possible it is to do both I loved this book about a lion who falls in love with story time at the library breaks the rules – by roaring in protest when story time is over – and is allowed to stay only on the condition that he obeys all of the rules from then on Eventually there is a choice to be made between following the rules and roaring to fetch help for someone who is hurt and the lion chooses to roar and face his punishment This book is uite plain about the key lesson it is trying to teach – that even good rules may need to be broken for the right reason – but although the story was clearly written with that lesson in mind it never strikes a false note in playing to its themeChildren often relish stories with obvious morals – some of Aesop’s fables have stood the test of time and are still relished today and the lesson of Goldilocks and the Three Bears is grasped again and again with glee as the story is enjoyed by generation after generation of preschoolers But some stories with morals can be didactic or simply solemn weighed down by the burden of an Important Lesson This story though is anything but heavy and is completely natural and uncontrived The illustrations make a fine first impression drawn with such charm that they are certain to sway anyone even the slightest bit susceptible to such things the lion manages to be both strong and cute maybe even adorable especially when he dusts the encyclopedias with his tail and the expressions of the people in the story are filled with life The story is just as charming and lively while also having than a little drama But almost every twist and turn has a kind of moral fiber in it that is enjoyable and fulfilling because it comes naturally out of the story and the characters I had fun mulling over some of the less obvious moral lessons tucked away in this little story One is the basic moral choice behind civil disobedience when the lion breaks the rules he’s willing to take the penalty in this case never returning to the library Another is the principle of judging people by their actions rather than by who they are or where they are from Mr McBee clearly thinks that lions – just because they are lions – don’t deserve even the chance to be in the library; Miss Merriweather a woman of some perspicacity allows the lion to stay as long as he obeys the rules There’s also in the book’s final pages a poignant lesson in empathy and treating others as you’d like to be treated The lion is gone from the library and it seems likely that Mr McBee is at least unconcerned by the lion’s absence –it never sat well with him to have a lion in the library in the first place But one evening he stops by Miss Merriweather’s office on his way out“Can I do anything for you before I go Miss Merriweather?” he asked her“No thank you” said Miss Merriweather She was looking out the window Her voice was very uiet Even for the libraryNever mind how delicious I find that fragment “Even for the library” Mr McBee understands Miss Merriweather’s pain and knows what will make her happy so instead of going home he goes in search of the lion It’s a moment of sweet r

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Library LionAn affectionate storybook tribute to that truly wonderful place the libraryMiss Merriweather the head librarian is very particular about rules in the library No running allowed And you must be uiet But when a lion comes to the library one day no one is sure what to d I have been looking for some books with a library setting and this is one of the first ones I found I love this story One day a lion walks into the library There are no rules against lions so everyone is nervous but they let him stay He becomes a huge help to the staff and he dusts books and does other chores He becomes important to the library One day the head librarian takes a tumble and needs help so the lion has to break the no yelling rule to get help He knows he broke the rules so he leaves the library and doesn’t come back He is greatly missed What do you think happened next?This was a sweet story with warm artwork and a great setting the library I love this story as it simply makes me happy It’s always good to appreciate the library The nephew thought this was awesome and said he would go to the library every day if a lion was there He gave it 5 stars The niece gave this 3 stars saying it was a good story