Pink Lion (Hardcover)

Pink Lion By Jane Porter Cover Image

Pink Lion (Hardcover)


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Arnold the pink lion lives an idyllic life with his flamingo family. But when a passing group of lions persuade him to try a life of roaring and hunting, he feels like a failure when he doesn't measure up…until an unexpected challenge back home helps unleash his hidden lion side. A funny look at identity, with lots of roaring.
Product Details ISBN: 9781610676113
Publisher: Kane Miller Books
Publication Date: September 1st, 2017
Pages: 32
"I love the art style and bright color palette in this one. ... The story itself is a great discussion starter-you can talk about bullying, belonging, self-doubt, families, and more. The biggest takeaway for littles is to be yourself, regardless of how different you might seem to others."
-- Little Cub Literacy

"Throughout, the illustrations' boldly colored, limited palette and loose style add exuberance and fun to the telling of the story about identity and belonging. It does indeed seem that it's love that makes a family."
-- Kirkus Reviews

"This bold and bright picture book will promote discussions about identity and what makes a family. The illustrations are painted in intense shades of mostly pink, yellow, and green on crisp white pages. The font is large and easy to read. Young listeners will enjoy helping Arnold find his voice by roaring right along with him. VERDICT A terrific read-aloud, this is a story of courage, questioning, and belonging. Great for starting conversations with young children."
-- School Library Journal, "Popular Picks"

"First of all, one of the most adorable book covers you will ever see. Bar none. It's just as engaging on the inside as well. This is also a story that would be a great read aloud for a lesson on being yourself. That is SO important in the K-2 world. There is a large amount of dialogue in Pink Lion, so it's perfect to convert into a Reader's Theater script for working on fluency. Another use would be to compare Arnold and his lion cousins using a Venn diagram. No lion, this book will charm your socks off."
-- NC Teacher Stuff

"Porter's uncomplicated story alludes to questions about identity and belonging without putting any undue weight on the topics... The uncluttered, loosely rendered illustrations feature cheery, brightly colored animals on lots of white space; like the text, the art allows young listeners to impose as much meaning on the situation as they want."
-- The Horn Book Magazine

"A nice book about adoption, acceptance, and families."
-- PSLA Teaching and Learning: Literature Review