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Reach for the Moon, Little Lion
by Hildegard Müller
Hildegard Müller, Illustrator

Reinforced | 32 pages | 11 x 7 7/8 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823437771 | 01-31-2017

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: PRESCHOOL | Age: 3 to 6

Themes: Acceptance & Belonging, Animals/Fiction, Bullies, Courage & Honor, Self-Esteem
Recommendations: K, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
W.1.1,3,5,7,8
SL.1.1,1b,1c,2,3,4,5,6
RF.1.1,2,3,3f,4,4a,4b,4c
L.1.5c,5d,6
L.1.1,1f,1j,2,4,4a,4c,5,5a,5b
RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9

About the Book

In this charming picture book by the author of The Cowboy, a very little lion gains confidence, thanks to a raven who shows him that size is just a matter of perspective.

The other animals laugh at the little lion 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.


★★★ THE REVIEWS ARE IN! ★★★

"Charming."—Kirkus Reviews

"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



Educators' Guide
REACH FOR THE MOON, LITTLE LION
Educator's guide featuring classroom activities and suggestions for further exploration.