From the creator of Nickelodeon’s hit series Shimmer and Shine comes a sweet and funny tale of a young lion who never, ever gives up!
As Little Leo and his mother walk along the riverbank in the African grasslands, he watches all the animals playing and leaping around and gets an idea…what if he jumped to the top of that mountain in the distance?
The young lion cub leaps again and again. But he trips over his paws, falls into mud, and never makes the top of the ledge. He assures Mama he only missed because of the way the wind was blowing or maybe the bugs that flew in his face—next time, he’ll get there for sure! With Mama’s encouragement and his own determination, can the proud young lion make his leap?
Farnaz Esnaashari is the award-winning creator of Nickelodeon’s Shimmer and Shine and worked as a post-production supervisor on Go, Diego, Go! and Dora the Explorer. Farnaz is inspired by her Iranian American upbringing and loves stories with strong female heroes and vibrant multiculturalism. As a mother of two young kids, Farnaz sees the importance of empowering children with an understanding of resilience. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
Hedvig Haggman-Sund was born and raised in Sweden, and began drawing as soon as she could hold a pencil. In 2004, after sending samples to a publishing house, she got her first job as a comic artist. Since then she has explored a variety of areas in the art industry working in comics, books, movies, games, magazines, and more. Some of her clients include Egmont and Dreamworks. Hedvig is currently a fulltime freelancer working in the animation industry.
Publisher: Aladdin (September 15, 2020)
Length: 40 pages
Grades: P - 3
Ages: 4 - 8
Lexile ® AD460L
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