“Shiloh and Dande the Lion” by Ciara L. Hill and illustrated by Christian Krabbe
Green Gables Book Reviews Thoughts:
Shiloh and Dande the Lion is a book that belongs in every elementary school teacher’s toolbox. The message is essential today and always. Kids will be drawn to the colorful illustrations and spellbound by the adventure under the sea that Shiloh takes with Dande the Lion. Teachers and parents can also use great printables from the Author Ciara L. Hill’s website!
“Shiloh and Dande the Lion is a book that belongs in every elementary school teacher’s toolbox. The message inside is important today and every day.”-Green Gables Book Reviews
More about the book: Shiloh comes home from the first day of school and is sad. He tells his Mom that the other kids said he was different because of his brown skin. His Mom wants to help him and has the perfect answer. (It is Green Gables Book Reviews’ favorite quote from the book, see below.)
“You are right,” said Shiloh’s mom. “You are different, but it’s because there is only one of you. That’s what makes you special. Everyone is not the same. The world would be boring if we all looked alike.” -Shiloh’s mom, Shiloh and Dande the Lion
Shiloh and his mom go into the backyard, and he finds a dandelion and makes a wish. When Shiloh goes to sleep that night, Dande the Lion is there! Shiloh and Dande the Lion go on a wonderful under the sea adventure. Shiloh, Dande the Lion, and the new creatures they meet all learn something new and wonderful!
Shiloh and Dande the Lion can help kids to learn so many valuable lessons! And, with its wonderful illustrations to go along with its message, I think it is a book that kids would want to read over and over.
Things kids will learn in Shiloh and Dande the Lion include courage, confidence, overcoming diversity, how to handle bullying, acceptance, empathy, and so much more. I encourage you to read this book to the kids you know and use the printables to go along with it.
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