The Merciless Lion and the Cunning Hare Review and Giveaway

This week we have been reading all about The Merciless Lion and the Cunning Hare by Corrine Riviere. A great bedtime story for slightly older kids than baby girl. I think at this age (16 months) she just loves the sound of my voice, and won’t understand what this story is about.

Nonetheless we love to have a look through the book together.

The Merciless Lion and the Cunning Hare Review and Giveaway

Book Description

Once upon a time lived a proud lion. He was bold and powerful, and called himself the king.
All of the other animals were frightened of him.
One day, the lion went for his daily swim in a nearby lake. He was FURIOUS to find that the water was filthy.
Who dared use his pool? And what happened when they were caught?

The Merciless Lion and the Cunning Hare Review and Giveaway

Our Review

Chapter 1 starts off with telling us the background of the lion. What he’s like and how he rules his kingdom. I don’t want to spoil the story too much for you, but the lion isn’t a nice king. He abuses his power. All the other animal are frightened of him. Every other day he holds a meeting to make sure no one is plotting against him. He really is a paranoid king. The lion would find any excuse for punishment.

When the hare comes along he’s a cheeky little thing and has an answer for everything!

As I read through the book, I did find some of the punishment that the lion threatens to inflict a little bit harsh for a children’s book, but it is written in a clever way. It’s one of those stories with a moral at the end, that makes you think. I’m not going to spoil it for you but the hare is a cunning creature!

I love the vivid illustrations on every other page, they really do jump out at you, so perfect in telling with the story.


I’m going to give The Merciless Lion and the Cunning Hare by Corinne Riviere 4 out of 5 stars.

Paperback, 53 pages

Published February 28th 2017 by Austin Macauley Publishers and available from Amazon

The Merciless Lion and the Cunning Hare Review and Giveaway


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