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Book Review: The Lion in Your Heart by R. C. Chizhov (Illustration by Anil Yap)

The Lion in Your Heart by R. C. Chizhov is a wonderful short children's book that tries to instill some moral values to its young readers. The story is about Dennis. He moves to a new home, in a new room. At first night, he thinks that an owl is sitting at the window. He is scared and unable to sleep, thus, he calls out for his mother.


Mommy says that there is no one in his room except a lion. How? Next, the story is about the lion that everyone has in their hearts. Through examples of storm and sea, miracles and courage, Dennis gets the point of being stronger from inside.

The way the author presented the concept of self-belief and being bold in all circumstances is captivating. The concept of the inside lion is materialized perfectly. The book is short to read and one can also enjoy its lovely and colourful illustrations.

It is captivating right since its first page, whether Kindle or paperback it is a heartwarming story of a little boy who is learning to be stronger and courageous with a malleable heart. Watch out what happens to Dennis? Will he learn something good from the lion inside him?

This book is a perfect gift for children that not only entertain but also teach them some valuable life lessons. Overall, a fun and fast read with a very good message. Highly recommended!

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