Saturday, June 28, 2014

When Lions Roar
by Robie Harris
IL by Chris Raschka
Someone gave my grandson an innocuous stuffed doll with BIG eyes.
When he saw it, his eyes got even bigger than “the scary guy’s.” (that’s what he called him). I wish I’d had this book with me then. With Robie Harris’s short yet powerful sentences and Chris Raschka’s bursts of heartfelt illustration, everyday terrors (to kids) spring up but quickly get squashed.All you have to do is close your eyes and command the “scary” to go away. Peace and happiness are restored.
PS “Scary Guy” stayed in the closet for a day until, miraculously, it disappeared.

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