Arlo The Lion Who Couldn’t Sleep

by Catherine Rayner





Published by Pan Macmillan

Published August 2021

Poor Arlo the lion just cannot get to sleep (and, like all cats, lions need a LOT of sleep) so he enlists the help of Owl, who somehow manages to snooze right through the daytime while all the other animals are awake.

This sweet bedtime story by Kate Greenaway Medal winner Catherine Rayner incorporates gently rhythmic text with a simple mindfulness message that’s sure to help little ones relax and drift off.

We also love the illustrations – from the sunset reds of the desert to the inky blue of the night sky, it’s a really beautiful book to enjoy together.

Hart’s Team

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