Today this book touched my heart. The first time I read it years ago I just thought it was “cute”. Today however, I read it to my Kindergarten class very slowly and deliberately. We made motions with our arms for:
the swishing tail
the lion’s paws dipped in the pond
and a gentle reach with the arms ( for the part when the Lion scoops the little red bird out of the tree after her nest is blown away. )
This is a tender and relevant book for young children. Read slowly with love. Read stories again and again. Children love to know what’s coming next!!!