Guion The Lion

A Colorful World

Children - Picture Book
32 Pages
Reviewed on 06/12/2015
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Reviewed by Susana Pena for Readers' Favorite

Guion the Lion: A Colorful World by Rebecca Wilson Macsovits is a fun children’s story that introduces us to a colorful lion named Guion. He is on a quest to find out why all of the beautiful colors have vanished from his surroundings. He thinks the color switch got turned off and he is on a mission to find a way to flip it back on. Throughout his quest, Guion encounters and aids other animals who are in need of a helping hand. To his surprise, this act of kindness helps to brighten up the world with a rainbow of colors. In the end, all of the animals learn the true meaning of helping each other out in times of need. The author did a wonderful job in writing this book because it teaches kids a valuable lesson!

I truly enjoyed reading Guion the Lion: A Colorful World by Rebecca Wilson Macsovits to my kids because it was a sweet children’s book that contained a powerful message about the importance of lending a helping hand. My kids enjoyed listening to Guion’s encounters with the other animals and the different ways in which he helped them. We also loved looking at the illustrations, especially Guion the Lion because he was bursting with so many vibrant and beautiful colors. He was so beautiful to look at! I would highly recommend Guion the Lion: A Colorful World by Rebecca Wilson Macsovits because it is a quick and excellent read that will surely make your children smile.

Jack Magnus

Guion The Lion: A Colorful World is a children's picture book written by Rebecca Wilson Macsovits and illustrated by Joseba Morales. Guion is a splendid and colorful young lion whose fur is bright and shiny. He's excited about the day until he notices the world has become gray and colorless. Guion looks over the savannah and sees zebras and giraffes, but even they are all colorless. He wonders what happened and starts thinking that maybe he has to turn on the colors. He tries painting a rock with colors from his paint set, but the colors instantly vanish. Maybe, he thinks, it's like a light switch; so he starts looking all over for the switch to turn the colors on. He looks everywhere, under rocks and inside bushes. Suddenly he sees an ostrich with her head stuck inside a hole in the ground. He helps pull her head out, and they talk about how gray the world seems to have become. But the ostrich, like Guion, is suddenly brightly colored.

Rebecca Wilson Macsovits' children's picture book, Guion The Lion: A Colorful World, presents little kids with a challenging mystery that has clues along the way. I loved following the clues as Guion helps out the other animals he encounters while he's searching for the switch that will restore color to the world. Joseba Morales' illustrations are marvelous, Guion's brightly colored fur makes a strong contrast against the gray world he encounters. The artist's line drawings make Guion and the other animals come to life. I especially enjoyed the range of facial expressions he gives Guion during his adventure. Guion The Lion: A Colorful World sends the message about caring and helping others in a most entertaining and enlightening way. It's a lesson that's especially important for everyone in today's world to learn, and Guion's story is one young readers might want to share with as many other kids and adults as they can. Guion The Lion: A Colorful World is highly recommended.

Julia Hopkinson

Guion the Lion: A Colorful World is a charming picture book for young children written by Rebecca Wilson Macsovits and beautifully illustrated by Joseba Morales. The story follows the adventure of the bright and multi-coloured Guion the Lion from his home on the savannah to a new, bleak and strange colourless land, and his quest to find the missing colours. First he tries to paint the grey scale world, but his colours don’t last and vanish. Next he decides he must switch the colours on, like turning on a light switch. Along his way, he encounters some of the inhabitants of this drab place – Ostrich, Pangolin and Monkey – and helps them to overcome problems in their daily lives: when they’re trapped, to reach food, or to get to places on time. Once the animals learn to help each other, they are covered in bright new colours, and the landscape is transformed.

Rebecca Wilson Macsovits has written a delightful story which demonstrates to children the importance of helping others, of friendship, and of working together to overcome adversity. Joseba Morales’ illustrations are lovely, and Guion is a cutie. Guion himself is very colourful throughout the book, and the remaining characters become vivid and multi-coloured as the story goes on; all of them are smartly drawn. Guion the Lion: A Colorful World is a beautiful way to teach or remind children of the importance of generosity and positivity, and both the story and the pictures will appeal to its young target audience.