Review: George Green’s, The Lion Who Couldn’t Roar

Posted on October 7, 2008

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George Green’s, The Lion Who Couldn’t Roar
By George Green and Amy J. Brooke
Illustrated by Shiyin-Sean Luo
Visikid Books
October 2008
32 pages

Lenny and Chad are young lions and best friends. One day Chad challenges Lenny to see who can roar the loudest. Lenny is horrified to discover that he can’t roar. So he hides out in shame, knowing he can never be King of the Jungle without being able to roar.

An ad on a Bilboa tree sends Lenny in search of a wise monkey. He hopes the monkey will help him find his roar. Along the way he makes plenty of new friends in the jungle and discovers something he never knew he had.

Green and Brooke’s engaging lyrical verse tells a heart-warming story that brings to mind Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Books. Lenny the lion’s quest shows readers how actions speak louder than roars.

The Disney-esque illustrations in George Green’s, The Lion Who Couldn’t Roar will delight fans of The Lion King. The exquisite details and vivid color in Luo’s drawings bring the lovable characters to life, making this book a treasure for readers young and old.

Copyright (c) 2008 by Peggy Tibbetts

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