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A friendly lion in a small French zoo enjoys the visits of the townspeople who stop by each day to say "Bonjour, Happy Lion." So one day, when the zoo keeper forgets to close the lion's door, the Happy Lion decides to return the visits to all the nice people of the town. To his amazement, as he strolls through the town his friends scream and run from him, the police and fire brigade are called, and people cower in their shops or houses. How a small boy saves the day concludes a wonderfully satisfying story that is just the right length for bedtime or anytime. At age 50 this book continues to charm and delight and Alfred A. Knopf is proud to reissue it for today's young children. For ages 4-8.
The lion at the little French zoo is a favorite of all the townspeople. Every day they stop by to feed him tidbits and say, "Bonjour, Happy Lion." Naturally, when the lion finds his door open, he decides it would only be proper to visit all his friendly neighbors in return. But, waitsacré bleu! Why is everyone fleeing in terror?
"Louise Fatios timeless tale about friendship still sparkles and Roger Duvoisins elegant illustrations are as engaging as ever in this 50th Anniversary edition." School Library Journal