Sun Flower Lion
On a warm morning, a little lion sleeps under a sun that shines so brightly, it looks like a flower. He dreams the flower is as big as the sun. He dreams the flower is a cookie. He lets his imagination soar.
Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes uses simple shapes, limited colors, and a pitch-perfect text to tell Lion’s story in this transcendent picture book. Sun Flower Lion introduces emerging readers to short chapters, action verbs, and adjectives, while bright illustrations transform simple shapes into something magical.
Sun Flower Lion will shine at story time and bedtime and for young children just learning how to read on their own.
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.