A sun. A flower. And a lion. With three visual motifs, three colors, and fewer than 200 words, Caldecott Medalist Kevin Henkes cracks open the wide world and the youngest child’s endless imagination.
In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews calls Sun Flower Lion “as brilliant as can be.” Now available as a board book perfect for tiny hands, this irresistible story is a must-have for every reader and every family.
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 and original 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.
- Board Book: 36 pages
- Publisher: Greenwillow Books (June 7, 2022)
- ISBN-13: 978-0062866127