How to be a Lion by Ed Vere (2018)
There really is a lot to be learned from this fab modern fable – and not just by tots! The book focuses on a lion named Leonard; a lion like no other. You see, Leonard has this best friend called Marianne. Now, you’re probably imagining Marianne as a lioness – well, here’s the thing: she’s actually a duck. The problem is, lions usually like to chomp and munch on ducks, don’t they? But Leonard doesn’t seem to want to. What will the pair do when their friendship is threatened? This is a powerful, striking and thoughtful book with a wonderful message at its heart, celebrating individuality and the quiet courage to be yourself.