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Reach for the Moon, Little Lion

Hildegard Muller


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Size is just a matter of perspective in this charming story about a little lion who is much, much smaller than the rest. The other animals laugh at him and tell him that real lions are so very big, they can touch the moon with a paw. When a friendly raven discovers the little lion atop a hill, sadly gazing at the moon, the wise bird tells him that to touch the moon, he must reach for it. The next night, Raven brings all the animals to the base of the hill, where at the tippy-top, Little Lion stretches his paw as far as he can. From where the animals are standing, it is clear: Little Lion can touch the moon . . . and no one ever doubts him again.

Praise For Reach for the Moon, Little Lion

"With its empowering message, this picture book will spark discussions on bullying and self-esteem issues. An effective read-aloud for group sharing."—School Library Journal
"Charming." —Kirkus Reviews

Holiday House, 9780823437771, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 30, 2017

About the Author

Hildegard Müller works as a graphic designer, illustrator, and author and lives in Germany. Her book The Cowboy won the most prestigious award for children's books in Germany, the Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis. In a starred review Kirkus noted, "It's rare to find a real story in a book that brand-new readers can tackle alone--Anna and Toto and the cowboy certainly deliver."