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Arlo The Lion Who Couldn't Sleep is a beautifully illustrated story with a gentle mindfulness message from Kate Greenaway Medal winner Catherine Rayner - ideal for bedtime, and especially helpful for little ones who have trouble going to sleep. Arlo the lion is exhausted. He just can't drop off, no matter what he tries. It's either too hot, or too cold; too loud or too quiet. But then he meets Owl. She can sleep through the day, which isn't easy when most other animals are awake! Will Arlo ever get any rest? Perhaps his new friend has some special tricks she can teach him ...

 

Details

ISBN: 9781509804207
Audience: Children / Juvenile
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 32
Publication Date: 20 Aug 2020
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 28.8(H) x 25.7(L) x 0.8(W)
Weight (gm): 453

 

Reviews

Does your child have trouble falling off to sleep? This dreamy bedtime book about an exhausted lion who just can't drop off to sleep is the perfect antidote with its gentle mindfulness message * I News *
Rayner breathes new life into the bedtime story with this delectably dreamy book, with a gentle mindfulness message...I think Arlo, realised in tawny gold watercolours, is one of her finest creations yet * The Bookseller, Editor's Choice *
A gorgeous new story with a calming message from the Kate Greenaway Medal winning author illustrator * N14Kids, the Reading Corner *
Like all of Catherine's beautifully illustrated books, Arlo is completely breath-taking! From start to finish, this story is an utter delight to delve into -- The PictureBook Box
This is a beautifully illustrated tale with a soft, dusk-like palette that blends Arlo's gentle yellows and browns into the tranquil landscapes of wide, evening skies - almost as if the pictures themselves are willing Arlo to let go and settle into sleep. In fact, the whole story, with it's gentle pacing and dreamy repetition, is a perfectly pitched winding-down story for busy children at bedtime -- Books for Topics
The Greenaway medal winner returns with another beautifully illustrated offering; this time the main character is tired and grumpy Arlo, in this tale that is perfect for bedtimes or any winding down time...Young children will enjoy the repetition of the verse throughout the story, and it is bound to become a favorite in households at bedtime or for those moments in school or nursery when some calm is required * School Librarian *

 

Author Biography

Catherine Rayner studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. She fell in love with the city and still lives there with her young family and a small menagerie of creatures including Shannon the horse, Ena the cat and a goldfish called Richard, all of whom inspire her work. Catherine won the Best New Illustrator Award at the Booktrust Early Years Awards for Augustus and His Smile and has been awarded the prestigious CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal. Catherine's other titles for Macmillan include the critically acclaimed Solomon Crocodile and the award-winning Smelly Louie.
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