Friday, May 13, 2011

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
by Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by Emily Arnold McCully
Holiday House, 2011. Unpaged. Picture Book

March, as the young man in this story discovers, "comes with a roar. He rattles your windows and scratches at your door." Not only that, this lion tracks mud and slush all through the house, scatters sleet and hail, and howls like a banshee until . . . one day, a warm breeze brings chickadees, bumblebees, and a little lamb who takes charge. Bauer and McCully combine their impressive talents to make the vagaries of spring memorable for a young child. A beautiful book.

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