Sun Flower Lion by Kevin Henkes

Published by Greenwillow Books

Sun Flower Lion - Kindle edition by Henkes, Kevin, Henkes, Kevin. Children  Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
The Most Astonishingly Unconventional Children's Books of 2020 - 100 Scope  Notes

Summary:  Divided into six chapters, each one only a page or two, this book introduces the sun, which is as bright as a flower; a flower which looks a little like a lion; and finally, the lion.  The lion falls asleep and dreams that the flowers are cookies.  When he wakes up, he is hungry and runs home to his family.  The final page shows him resting, happy and well-fed, with his parents and siblings.  40 pages; ages 2-5.

Pros:  There’s a lot to look at in this simple story, and kids will have fun comparing the shapes of the sun, flowers, and lion (and maybe trying to draw them themselves).  The simple text and yellow, gray, and black palette make this a perfect choice as a first picture book or a first reader.

Cons:  The plot’s a little thin…

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