When a lion visits the library, no one knows what to do: there are no rules about lions in the library. Soon he is indispensable. "What a helpful lion," people say. "How did we ever get along without him?" But one day the head librarian falls and breaks her arm, and the only way the lion can get help is to roar. And that is breaking the rules. The next day the lion doesn't come to the library, nor the next day, nor the day after that...until Mr McBee finds him and tells him that sometimes there is a very good reason to break the rules - even in the library!
Michelle Knudsen has worked in several libraries in New York. She is the author of Fish and Frog, and many other books for children. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Kevin Hawkes is the illustrator of many award-winning books for children, including Weslandia and City Circus, both by Paul Fleischman; and Handel, Who Knew What He Liked and Me, All Alone at the End of the World, both by M. T. Anderson.