Catherine wakes up to find a beautiful lion smiling at her. She shares her breakfast with him and invites him to come to school with her. He lies under the table at teatime and they watch television together. By the end of the day, Catherine and the lion have become special friends.
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Jarrett's first book shows great understanding of children as she treats the arrival of a new sibling in a positive way. When Catherine awakes, an enormous, genial lion is filling her doorway, with golden light filtering through his immense mane. She accepts this imaginary friend and, with endearing independence and self-assurance, includes him in all her activities: dressing herself, preparing her own cereal, remembering to take back a library book. She takes the lion to class, where he curls up with the children when they go to the mats for naps. At day's end, the girl says good-night to a baby sister, who is otherwise offstage; with that scene, the reason for the lion's appearance that morning begins to make sense. The girl's mother reads her a story and tucks her in--a fine finish to a day in the life of a new older sister. In skilled sketches done in loose line, Jarrett's illustrations have the friendly texture of crayons in scenes that fully convey a warm and secure world, where all routine events are subtly enlivened by the benevolent lion presence. The change in the household--and the child's adaptation to that change--is expertly handled. (Picture book. 3-5) -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.From Booklist:
Ages 3^-5. Soon after the birth of her little sister, Catherine awakens one day to find an enormous lion in her bedroom doorway. Catherine fixes her new friend some cereal, takes him to school with her, rides him home, plays with him, and finds him the perfect companion. Best of all, Lion promises to stay with Catherine always. Large as life and twice as amiable, Lion appears in the illustrations as a slightly scruffy but entirely lovable companion. Even when he ventures a statement such as "Lions don't have to brush their teeth," Catherine is clearly in charge, coming back with a matter-of-fact, "Of course they do . . . Everybody does." The simple, rather naive ink drawings, brightened with sunny colors applied in crayon strokes, reflect the story's innocent charm. A pleasing picture book to read aloud. Carolyn Phelan
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