On a warm morning, a little lion sleeps under a sun that shines so brightly, it looks like a flower. He dreams the flower is as big as the sun, and then the flower is a cookie. In this enchanting tale for readers 4 to 7, he lets his imagination soar. The creator of the Caldecott Honor book Waiting, Kevin Henkes uses simple shapes and colors in his very appealing brush and ink illustrations, and the simple text has a lulling quality that suits it for bedtime.
"Henkes creates an impeccably designed story that's rewarding for toddlers and early readers alike…. With imagination at its center, this participatory read-aloud also cleverly introduces the concept of simile and metaphor…. As brilliant as can be."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)