Andy and the Lion


Andy and the Lion by James Daugherty is a Caldecott Honor book that retells the fable of “Androcles and the Lion” through the story of a young boy who goes to the local library and checks out a book about lions. He reads about lions, and his grandfather tells him a story about hunting lions. That night Andy even dreams about lions. Then, on the way to school the next day, Andy actually meets a lion! Andy helps the lion remove a thorn stuck in its paw, little knowing how his lion will one day repay him. Young readers will love this timeless tale of friendship, kindness, and (of course) lions!