Synopses & Reviews
It is nighttime in the savanna, which means that it is time to play for one rambunctious lion cub! The cub tries to make new friends with the hippos and the giraffes, but roaring at them only chases them away. The young lion is about to give up, but when a rabbit accidentally mistakes the cub's tail for a carrot, the lion realizes she might have met her match, in all the right ways.
Debut author/illustrator Julie Bayless's tale of friendship and play features one-word animal-sound bubbles, perfect for an interactive, read-aloud experience. The two furry friends radiate cuddly appeal, and their nocturnal adventure shows that finding the perfect friend can take a few tries, a little kindness, and a singular devotion to having fun.
"Bayless tells her story in the pictures, mostly double-page spreads with a few graphic-style panels; the only text — mostly "roar"s and "more"s — appears in sound bubbles. Her digitally colored pencil illustrations have an appealing crispness; the slightly stylized figures stand out evocatively against their deep blue, nocturnal backgrounds. A fresh and funny friendship tale. (Picture book. 3-6)" Kirkus Review
About the Author
Julie Bayless is an author, illustrator, and animator with degrees in both Creative Writing and Animation/Illustration. Roar!
is her debut picture book.