Leo, The Loveable Lion, by Giles Andreae, is a story, about a lion cub who doesn't fit in. When he tells his pack he doesn't want to eat meat, they send him away. While on his own, he makes new friends, proves his worth, and finds peace with himself. In the end, his pack realizes their mistake, and his Mom welcomes him back home.
Leo, The Loveable Lion is a super sweet story with equally pretty illustrations. It teaches a great story about appreciating those who are different and about accepting yourself when you are the one who is different, yet doesn't come across as preachy. This is a fabulous book to use if you are having issues in your classroom with accepting diversity or when teaching a diversity unit. Kids will hopefully learn a lesson without even realizing they are learning!
Interest Level: Grades PreK - 2
Grade level Equivalent: 2.4
Lexile® Measure: Not Available
Guided Reading: K