What I loved: This is a cute story that is great for early reading with just enough repetition. While the repeating words are helpful for reading independently at first, they can make for a boring story. Henkes manages to keep the story interesting, while also keeping enough repetition to help with reading confidence. This is also a great book to read to preschoolers, who might start to recognize words and will enjoy the large pictures and interactive story (the book asks if they can see the items described).
Final verdict: A cute early reading picture book, SUN FLOWER LION is simple but great. This would be perfect for beginning readers to share with a younger sibling.