The Lion Inside By Rachel Bright, Illustrated by Jim Field

Apologies for the lack of posts recently, I moved house and was living in the middle of Somerset, in a corrugated cottage with SERIOUSLY slow internet. I also started a new teaching post in September and have been snowed under with school work. You’ll be glad to hear things are getting more settled now.

I received a message from a follower of the blog asking me why I hadn’t blogged since August. This gave me the kick I needed to get back to what I love doing – celebrating children’s books.

What better way to start again, than with one of my favourite illustrators ‘Jim Field’, the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize! If you’re not familiar with his previous work, check out Oi Frog (a smashing book).

This book, a kind of modern take on one of Aesop’s fables, is about a little mouse trying to make himself heard and discovering along the way that even the smallest of us has the heart of a lion.

The rhyming story is fun to read and the illustrations are rich in colour and style.

The Lion Inside was published in hardback at the beginning of September by Orchard Books.

Go and grab yourself a copy. You won’t be disappointed.

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