Title: Johnny Lion’s BookJohnny Lion's Book
Author: Edith Thacher Hurd
Illustrator: Clement Hurd
Pages: 64
Recommended Ages: Beginning Reader
Star Rating: ★★★★

Johnny Lion wants very much to go out hunting with Daddy Lion and Mommy Lion. But he is too little and does not know how to hunt, so instead Mommy Lion gives him a book to read while they are gone.

Johnny Lion opens the book and begins to read. Soon he has scaled trees and swum through rivers and encountered fierce animals alongside young Oscar P. Lion – and all without leaving his house! Oh, what a wonderful thing is a book!

Conclusion. Very cute – I especially like that the pages that are shown “out of Johnny’s book” have a different color scheme than the rest of the illustrations.

Review © 2015 Laura Verret

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