The Snow Lion
Illustrated by: Richard Jones
Published by: Simon & Schuster, London, Uk. September 2017
Ages: 2 years and over.
Theme: Friendship, courage.
Opening Lines: Caro and her mum went to live in a new house at the top of a hill.
Synopsis: from Amazon;-
When Caro and her mum move to a new house, Caro becomes lonely. There’s only so much exploring she can do by herself! It’s not long though before she makes a new friend – The Snow Lion. He’s as white as snow, and together they have fun playing hide and seek, chasing and sliding. However, it’s soon time for Caro to venture out on her own
Why I like this: This is a beautiful timeless story that will touch your heart. Caro feels lonely and shy when she moves to a new house. But a snow lion that appears in the white walls of the house helps her overcome her shyness and encourages her to venture out. When her friends come over and help paint the walls in different colours the snow lion disappears, or has he? A classic story, with a touch of magic. Jim’s simple few lines of text on full page illustrations make this a treasure for all the family.
Resources/Findings: I found this book along with other books by Jim Helmore on this Teachers Aid Blog with activities for kids 2 years and over… http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/author-resources/jim-helmore-banner
This story took me back to primary school when I used to look after a younger class before my class started and I would draw lions (the only thing I knew how to draw back then) on the blackboard while we waited for the teacher to arrive. The kids loved it. So did the teacher. Here is a website on how to draw lions… http://www.yedraw.com/how-to-draw-lion-for-kids.html#.Wr58essh3IU
Cool facts for kids about lions… https://www.kidsplayandcreate.com/fun-cool-lion-facts-for-kids/
A lesson aid for teachers https://study.com/academy/lesson/white-lion-facts-lesson-for-kids.html
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