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The Lion In

Your Heart

A tale of courage and inner strength.
The Lion In Your Heart by R.C.Chizhov

"A read aloud bedtime tale that can help kids gain confidence in their own bravery" - Kirkus Reviews

"A winning tale about tapping into your inner strengths." - Midwest Book Review

"A wholesome, charming picture book" - LoveReadingUK

"The illustrations are beautifully done and fit the storyline perfectly." - Readers Favorite

"Amazing addition to classroom libraries, counseling offices and more." - Reedsy Discovery

WINNER 2021 Story Monsters Approved

FINALIST 2021 Females of Fiction Award

SEMI-FINALIST 2021 Indies Today Award


FINALIST 2022 International Book Awards

Hardcover Edition
9.0 x 0.85 x 9.0 inches

The Lion In Your Heart by R.C.Chizhov | Hardcover

Paperback Edition
8.5 x 0.25 x 8.5 inches

The Lion In Your Heart by R.C.Chizhov
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Large format (A4 size) with beautifully illustrated and detailed images.  
Engaging and mess-free activity for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners or school-aged children while building confidence and instilling courage to go beyond their comfort zone.  
Thoughtful gift for boys and girls, ages 4-8 and up for birthdays, holidays, arts and crafts themed events or party favors!

     When a boy is scared to sleep alone, he learns a special secret to conquer his fear. Heartfelt storytelling paired with vibrant illustrations convey a valuable lesson for all children in this teacher and psychologist recommended picture book.

The Lion In Your Heart by R.C.Chizhov

     A lovely story of courage. This is a great picture book to read with young children, who will no doubt love the story and illustrations and may also want to talk about all the different times that their Lion is with them.

A wholesome, charming picture book. - LoveReadingUK

     Beautiful drawings, a bedtime story with an important message for approaching life's changes, and a lesson in what courage really means, makes for a picture book story that appeals on many different levels; but especially to read-aloud parents seeking to prepare a child for a new situation. A winning tale about tapping into your inner strengths. - Midwest Book Review

The Lion In Your Heart by R.C.Chizhov

     Many kids have issues when it comes to bedtime. This book gives reassurance to the young reader, but it also extends beyond just going to sleep; that the lion is everywhere you go, that you just have to believe in yourself. Dennis is a great main character that kids can relate to. The illustrations are beautifully done and fit the storyline perfectly. - Readers Favorite

     Fears and anxieties can cause emotional distress in little minds, but learning to awaken their own lion can help them to feel strong and confident even in the face of something scary, like show and tell, or spiders. Bold fonts and simple prose will make this the perfect book for an emerging reader to tackle on their own. Amazing addition to classroom libraries, counseling offices and more. -  Reedsy Discovery

     The Lion in your Heart has a strong message in simple language. The illustrations further help driving home the message. Book is based on the fundamental truth that courage is natural to us, fear is acquired. 

"Hope this goes a long way to build a generation of brave-hearts." - Dr. Liza Misra, Licensed Psychologist

     Beautifully written! Such a simple idea to encourage not just children but anyone really to face their fear, to draw strength from within. The illustrations are lovely and complement the content really well. I know this book will stay with me for a long time. Simple idea to encourage children. - M. Mehra,  Montessori Teacher


     There is a Lion ( courage) in everyone - Guiqin Liao, USA

     I am so glad to have come across this book about conquering fear. I had been looking for a book for my 3.5 year old son who tends to be afraid of trying new things. Not only do I love the message that there is lion in everyone that we can wake up when we face fears in our life but also how this message is delivered in a way that targeted young kids. It has beautiful and vivid illustrations. My son loves it and I have been reading it to him for the bedtime as well as morning reading routine. He now knows and loves that there is a lion in his heart that would roar when he wakes it up to give him courage to help conquer his fears.

     Great for children - Alexis Soleil, USA

     The theme of the story is about courage and a lion being used as a symbol for it. Dennis was afraid to sleep in his new bedroom and his mother told him that there was a lion by side to give him the strength to sleep through the night. And other examples of the inner lions in doctors, firefighters, nurses and people in the armed forces. Good story.

     Be a courageous lion - Bubulina, Canada

     Every child needs this book. A story about a little boy that’s afraid of falling asleep and how his mother teaches him a beautiful way to conquer that fear. We all must be lions no matter how old we are. Be brave and courageous overcome fear. A beautiful story that my children and I enjoyed very much. We all need this book in our home library.

The Lion In Your Heart 5-star Amazon Review
The Lion In Your Heart 5-star Amazon Review
The Lion In Your Heart 5-star Amazon Review

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