When Lions Roar

When Lions Roar

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A caring and reassuring story of a young child who faces his fear and makes his world a safe place again.

2012 Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka and bestselling author Robie H. Harris pair together to create a comforting story for young readers when their world becomes unsettled.

Thunder is booming!
A big dog is barking!

Sometimes the world seems scary - too scary. But what if you shout, "GO AWAY!" Will the sun come out? Will a flower bloom?

When Lions Roar is a caring and reassuring story of a young child who faces fear and makes his world a safe place again.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Orchard Books, 2013
ISBN: 9780545112833
Branch Call Number: E HAR
Characteristics: [32] p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Raschka, Christopher


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vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

A small child is frightened by loud, scary noises, until he closes his eyes and concentrates on the quiet and calm noises around him. This is a wonderful story to help comfort children with worries and anxiety. Ages 0-6.

MariePat Jul 23, 2014

A cute little story about all the things that scare you. Also how to deal with the scary things. Great for Toddlers!

SPL_Childrens Feb 24, 2014

A common childhood emotion, fear, is addressed in Robie Harris’ When Lions Roar.

Many things are actually quite scary for young children. Preschoolers, for example, often have fears about the dark at bedtime. In this new picture book, a little boy is frightened by loud noises “when thunder booms”, “when lightning cracks”, “when lions roar” and “when monkeys screech”.

What does this boy do about his fears? When they seem too close, and when he feels about to be overpowered by them, he closes his eyes, gathers his courage and firmly tells the scaries to go away!

Gradually the quiet returns to his world. The sun comes out and he can see flowers blooming. His parents and his puppy are nearby. He sees other children playing … the world is right again.

As this reassuring, sensitive picture book demonstrates, facing one’s fears and thinking positively can be amazingly effective, even for young children. (Two other excellent picture books which address childhood fears and anxieties are Nancy Carlson’s “There’s a Big Beautiful World Out There” and Cornelia Spelman’s “When I Feel Scared”.)

The author’s message is nicely reinforced with the simple but expressive drawings of Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka.

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SPL_Childrens Feb 24, 2014

SPL_Childrens thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 3 and 6


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