As Brave as a Lion

By Erika Meza

No matter how fast I ride, or where I run to, my brave lion stick with me ... my lion’s there, too!

When they’re together, Leonora feels like she can do anything! Her big, brave lion looks out for her. But when, one day, they decide to climb the new dizzyingly high rocket slide at the playground, Leonora discovers that even lions get afraid, too. Can she summon the strength to be his lion this time? A one-of-a-kind friendship is brought to life with breathtaking, energetic artwork in this story of kindness, courage, and being there for one another.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406393620
  • Published: 02 Feb 2023
  • Price: £12.99
  • Size: 288 x 248 mm
  • Pages: 32

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Customer reviews


'A super parable about how to manage your own fears […] The illustrations are fun, full of the two expressive faces interacting with each other through play as well as frightening times. A fine story that covers the general subject of fear without being the least bit preachy.' Books for Keeps

'This is an absolute must for your library collection and would make a lovely gift for any child struggling with self-belief and resilience.' The School Librarian

'Filled with vibrant, beautiful illustrations and relatable scenarios, this is a heartwarming story about courage and where to find it.' Reading Matters Guide

'This is a book to empower young children.' Red Reading Hub

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