Thursday 17 November 2016

How to Hide a Lion at School by Helen Stephens

Iris and her lion went everywhere together.
The lion was the town hero, because he once rescued the mayor's best candlesticks from some robbers.
But there was one place where they couldn't go together – and that was school. Iris's teacher, Miss Holland, said lions weren't allowed at school.
The lion didn't want to be apart from Iris, though, so every day he'd sneak after her.

Summary From Scholastic
Lions aren't allowed at school, but Iris's lion doesn't want to be left behind. He even stows away on the school trip to the museum, causing chaos as he hides among the exhibits.

But when the school bus breaks down, it's time for the lion to be a hero…

This third adventure in the bestselling How to Hide a Lion series is full of Helen Stephens' acclaimed warmth and humour, and will delight her many thousands of fans.

Fun and mayhem are wonderfully conveyed through Helen's warm, witty illustrations.

The title of this book is wonderfully silly and so are some of the places the lion hides when he follows Iris's class to the museum. In fact the idea of Iris having a lion is pretty bonkers, but it works! The story's simple but satisfying and the illustrations are a delight. They remind me of Edward Ardizzone illustrations for books I read when I was young, only most of his were black and white line drawings and these are full of colour. 

So what more can I say? A fun story, great illustrations, a crazy title. What are you waiting for? Get out there and buy the book!

1 comment:

  1. Cute. I saw this book in the Scholastic book club catalog. Was thinking of getting it for my little girl.


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