The Lion And The Bird

The Lion and the Bird by Marianne Dubuc is a picture book about a lion dressed in le_lion_et_l_oiseau-127x169overalls who helps out a bird with a broken wing. Because the bird can’t fly south with its flock, it stays the winter with Lion taking care of it, eating meals together and reading by the fire. When spring comes, the bird flies off with the other birds. “And so it goes. Sometimes life is like that.” Lion gardens and fishes, but summer passes slowly. Then in fall, the lion is raking leaves again and looking out for the bird, hoping. And the bird comes back, to spend another winter with Lion.

Fabulously simple illustrations round out this lovely story of friendship crossing the boundaries of species.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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