The Lion and the Bird

Teaching Tips

Great for any age or time of day.

It pairs well with a Fall or seasonal theme.

I read this in two, three, four- and five-year-old classrooms and the response appeared unanimously positive.

While the words are few, the illustrations carry remarkable depth. If you allow for a sincere response at each illustration you come to, even wriggly one-year-olds may like to see what happens next.

Activity Ideas

– Glue popsicle-sticks to construction paper to make a birdhouse.

– Environment permitting, go for a walk and let them collect items to make a Fall collage or nature box.

– Make a bird’s nest with twine and twigs.

Episode #6

The Lion and the Bird

Written and Illustrated by Marianne Dubuc

Read with Permission By

Marianne Dubuc

Keywords

Lions, Birds, Injury, Healing, Seasons, Friendship, Family.

Age

4 – 6 years

Summary

“One autumn day, a lion finds a wounded bird in his garden. With the departure of the bird’s flock, the lion decides that it’s up to him to care for the bird. He does and the two become fast friends. Nevertheless, the bird departs with his flock the following autumn. What will become of Lion and what will become of their friendship?”

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