A sun. A flower. And a lion. With three visual motifs, three colors, and fewer than 200 words, renowned Caldecott Medalist and #1 New York Times-bestseller Kevin Henkes cracks open the wide world and the youngest child’s endless imagination. This irresistible picture book is a must-have for every reader and every family.
On a warm morning, a little lion sleeps under a sun that shines so brightly, it looks like a flower. He dreams the flower is as big as the sun. He dreams the flower is a cookie. He lets his imagination soar.
Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes uses simple shapes, limited colors, and a pitch-perfect text to tell Lion’s story in this transcendent picture book. Sun Flower Lion introduces emerging readers to short chapters, action verbs, and adjectives, while bright illustrations transform simple shapes into something magical.
Sun Flower Lion will shine at story time and bedtime and for young children just learning how to read on their own. ---from the publisher
40 pages 978-0062866103 Ages 3-7
Keywords: lion, sun, flower, imagination, fun, 3 year old, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, repetition
"In Chapter 5 the story returns to form, with a subversion; when readers are asked if they can see the lion, they cannot because "He is running too fast." Chapter 6 sees the contented lion sleeping at home with his family, and the text returns to the repetition of "Can you see him? Yes, you can." - Amanda Foulk, Sacramento Public Library - School Library Journal