Mr. King’s Castle by Genevieve Cot

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Mr. King’s Castle by Genevieve Cote (Kids Can Press, 2013) is apparently a second book about a smiley lion named Mr. King. I must now go find the first book!

In this book, Mr. King is living in a house on top of a hill, and he decides to make his home larger and more like a castle. He builds his castle from the land around his house, not noticing that he’s taking away the land his friends live on. When he realizes his mistake, he feels small and makes things right again. His friends then chip in and help him then add something nice to his small house.

It’s a nice story about remembering to think of others. One could also read it in an environmental way too: take care of the land around you and don’t go too extravagant, or you’ll lose the view and the animals that make your spot so nice.

I read a digital review copy

Reviewed on August 5, 2013

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Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

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