Hedge Lion

Hedge Lion

By Author / Illustrator

Robyn Wilson-Owen


Mental Health & Wellbeing

Age range(s)



Andersen Press Ltd




Paperback / softback




Discover your inner-roar with Ida, and your inner kindness with Hedge Lion!  Ida sees Hedge Lion every day on her walk around town. Hedge Lion wants everyone to think he's a hedge. Nobody's scared of hedges. But Ida is brave, she notices things that other people don't, and she's not fooled. She knows Hedge Lion is a lion, she just needs to help him find his roar... Along the way, Ida learns to be patient and kind, and Hedge Lion learns to be brave and confident.



This beautiful story takes us on Ida's daily journey in which she climbs down steps, swings on a gate and passes a hedge. But these are no ordinary sights, for the steps are a mountain, and the hedge is a lion!

With animals living in his mane and plants on either side of him, the lion wants to blend in, not be seen and not to scare anyone. But Ida has other plans, and through gentle encouragement, she brings the lion out of the hedge, roars and all. He learns to be brave and confident and to be himself.

It is the detailed yet soft illustrations that bring this story to life. The imaginations of a young girl are beautifully portrayed and we can see all her emotions in the exquisite fine-line drawings. This is a lovely story for younger children (we would recommend it for 3-6 year olds).

Picture book / Reviewed by Jemma Jeffrey, teacher

Suggested Reading Age 3+


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