The Happy Lion
illustrated by Roger Duvoisin
published in 2010


Appropriate age:
Young Kid (age 5-7)
Reading level:
Genre: Fiction
Subjects: Friendship, Animals, Social Issues, Dragons, School


The lion at the little French zoo is a favorite of all the townspeople. Every day they stop by to feed him tidbits and say, " Bonjour, Happy Lion." Naturally, when the lion finds his door open, he decides it would only be proper to visit all his friendly neighbors in return. But, wait--- sacre bleu! Why is everyone fleeing in terror? "Louise Fatio's timeless tale about friendship still sparkles and Roger Duvoisin's elegant illustrations are as engaging as ever in this 50th Anniversary edition." --- School Library Journal From the Hardcover edition.