Life can be scary. Especially when you are young. You want to be brave, but everything can seem new, confusing and scary. Sometimes little ones can be so scared they are even afraid to tell anyone they are afraid and why.
The new picture book Lizzy the Lioness by Lisa Bevere attempts to teach kids about bravery. The author uses the story of a lion cub and a little girl to teach little ones that sometimes the bravest thing you can do is ask for help.
The story is easy to follow and engaging, although perhaps a little melodramatic. The message is clear and a good one for children to hear. For some reason though, random words and phrases are in bold colors. I was a little confused as that style is better suited to a Dr. Seuss type book in my opinion.
The illustrations are of a style similar to other children’s books – well done, but not particularly memorable or as breathtaking as Africa can be. I also wondered why this little girl in Africa was white. I know white people live in Africa, but it just seemed like a confusing choice.
Over all, the story is engaging and the message worthwhile. It’s a good book to give a child, but I don’t think it will become a classic.
A copy of this book was given to me for free in exchange for my honest review. An affiliate link is included for your convenience.