Front Street/Boyds Mills Press. Children’s picture book written by Elizabeth Shreeve and illustrated by Candice Hartsough McDonald. 2009.
“Shreeve tackles an emotionally complex topic with sensitivity. McDonald’s unpretentious artwork serves the story beautifully with an earnest integrity. Loving texture is imparted on every surface by use of colored pencil, while she cleverly uses Oliver’s lion as a device to show his emotional growth throughout the story.”–Kirkus Reviews
“A cozy atmosphere with subtle humor. A gentle, charming book.” –School Library Journal
Winner of a 2010 honor award from the Society of School Librarians International.