The Lion Who Wanted to Love

A classic rhyme by a dream team. Here’s a lion we all love to cuddle! Lions are usually fierce, and lions are meant to be strong. But Leo just wants to love everybody, and play with his friends all day long. How will a lion who’s so different ever fit in with his pride? Find out how Leo brings joy to the jungle in this heartwarming rhyme: a celebration of love and being yourself. It’s impossible to read it without smiling!

  • A joyful delight by the Rumble in the Jungle creators
  • Feelgood message of love, friendship and acceptance
  • Combines jolly rhymes with beautifully bright artwork
  • A best-loved classic that won the Red House Award

“This is an endearing story, with its well-known theme of love conquering all.” Baby Magazine

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    I like the lion.

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    Giles Andreae

    Did you know that Giles Andreae is one of the most successful children’s authors working today – and he’s the creator of the iconic Purple Ronnie character?


    Giles Andreae’s awards include the Red House Children’s Book Award for The Lion Who Wanted to Love, the Booktrust Early Years Award for I Love My Mummy, the Red House and Stockport Schools Award for Pants and the 2010 Sheffield Children’s Book Award for Morris the Mankiest Monster.

  • David Wojtowycz

    David Wojtowycz has illustrated many bestselling picture books, including Commotion in the Ocean and Rumble in the Jungle. His distinctive, bright and exuberant illustrations are perfect for young children. Born in the UK, David now divides his time between Berlin and Chicago.


    Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz won the Red House Children’s Book Award in 1998 for The Lion Who Wanted to Love.

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