This is a beautiful book whose illustrations sing like a lullaby. Henry and his beloved stuffed lion friend, Leo, go out for a family walk through The Nearby Woods. As they go they listen to the birds and they discover the hidden animals.
Henry's family tells him Leo is stuffed, isn't real, can't possibly enjoy anything at all. Henry knows the truth. That night Leo goes missing. Henry is worried. Everyone searches. No Leo.
Will Henry find his friend again?
Imagination, love, friendship, beauty and sharing make our world come alive and make it real for each of us...stuffed or not. Magical!
40 pages 978-0544648111 Ages 4-7
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com