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If I were a lion
Isabel Pin
Bookbinding: Cardboard
Size: 25 x 27,5 cm
ISBN: 978-84-96646-90-2
Edition number: 6th edition
Age: For ages 2 and up
PRICE:  16.35 €

Almost all children love to mimic the different sound each animal makes. This new board book by Isabel Pin invites the youngest children to do it by means of short and easy to understand texts: How a lion roars, how a goat bleats, how a frog croaks, how a bird sings... The show is ready once you open the book and hold it in front of your face. Of course, parents can previously teach their children how to imitate the animal which is drawn on the corresponding page. Children will have to find nine different animals, drawn with splendid colours. And, on the last page, a surprise is waiting for them. 

"It is such a pleasure for the little voice-imitators" (Westfällische Nachrichten).


"A challenge for imagination" (Leben und erziehen -Living and teaching).


"Like in The little hole or in A rainy day at the zoo, Isabil Pin works with visual ideas that result to be surprisingly simple but also really succesful in turning this sensitive books for children into a journey full of discoveries" (StadRevue Köln).


“ With books like “Run home, little mouse” or “If I were a lion” it is again proved that pop-up books and games can be a part of the learning process of children when these two tools are properly understood (with a right vocation and style). They are more than a window dressing to grab attention, but a component that makes the reading a richer experience (and that makes it possible)” (Babar Magazine).


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For Your Interest
"Un libro delicioso" según la revista Peonza, que reseña el libro de Jürg Shubiger y Rotraut Susanne Berner "Una noche en el paraíso"
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"Los libros siempre fueron como sobres sorpresa. Quería saber qué había en ellos" (Heinz Janisch).
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