Today, for your reading pleasure, I have a brilliant twist on the classic cautionary tale ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf.’ Introducing ‘There’s a Lion in the Library!’
Little Lucy Lupin has the most adorable dimples, a little button nose and a very charming scattering of freckles. She looks as though butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth. But looks can be deceiving; there’s nothing she likes better than playing tricks and making mischief.
Then one morning, Lucy decides to have a bit of fun in the library. She swiftly convinces the librarian that there’s a lion marauding in the history section – cue a very swift evacuation and lion hunt. But no lion is found.
After numerous lion sightings by little Miss Lucy, the library staff begins to get suspicious. Perhaps appearances are not all that they seem?
Guillerey’s playful illustrations perfectly capture Lucy’s mischievous nature and add an extra dose of humour. In the opening pages, Book Boy spotted some clever clues hidden in the illustrations which suggested that little Lucy was perhaps not as sweet as she seemed.
A brilliant addition to any book shelf and ideal for opening up conversations about the importance of telling the truth!
*Many thanks to Hachette for sending me this title to review*