If you've ever dealt with health issues, you'll be incredibly proud of the little lion in this story and the journey he takes you on as he learns to manage his pain while accomplishing his goals.
The Heart of a Lion and The Body of a Cat is the latest book by Shani T. Night. It's a wonderful story inspired by Shani's daughter, who has Sickle Cell Anemia Disease. It is a 79-page picture book with full-color illustrations written for kids dealing with health issues. The book is beautifully illustrated by the talented illustrator Reggie Howard.
The Heart of a Lion will inspire people who have special needs or health issues to persevere in the face of challenges and accomplish their goals. The book was written to inspire and bring awareness and Inclusion to kids with health issues as well as their friends and family.
The Heart of a Lion was inspired by one girl's health journey and her desire to be brave through it all. Those familiar with Shani's work will not be surprised by the power of this story. It illustrates lessons in a way that children living with chronic illness can easily understand and apply to their own lives. Already receiving a five-star review, with many more on the way! The Heart of a Lion is an inspirational story that has been praised by readers and reviewers alike:
"Author Shani T. Night did something wonderful by writing The Heart of a Lion and the Body of a Cat. I recommend it to all parents who want to read a lovely and instructive story to their children." - Reader's Favorite Reviewer
A Message of Bravery and Courage
This book is for anyone who's ever faced difficulties with their physical health, anyone who's ever faced a challenge, or anyone who just needs a good story to get lost in!
The story takes your child on an adventure following a little lion who is in search of a way to do all the things that little lions do and not make himself sick. The lion encounters many obstacles along the way but remains fearless and determined through it all. He musters the strength to keep moving forward while relying on his own courage and instincts to help guide him in the right direction. Your child will learn how to navigate life's challenges through this fierce little lion's fearless heart and resilient spirit as he continues to push forward despite the fear and anxiety that often come along with being sick or having a chronic disease.
"A true celebration of what it means to be human!"- Infinite Generations
This book was written for children ages 6-12, however, it can be enjoyed by all ages given its warm-hearted message about perseverance, overcoming obstacles, resilience, and bravery.
The book was inspired by real-life events in the life of Shani T. Night's daughter, who has dealt with many complications due to her condition over the years.
"Even though the book is aimed at little ones dealing with illness, I think everyone will be able to appreciate the message of this story: being brave in the face of adversity." - Shani
Five-Star Review from Reader's Favorite
"The Heart of a Lion and the Body of a Cat tells a delightful story and, at the same time, teaches a great lesson to young readers. I believe that the story of the young lion can help children suffering from Sickle Cell Anemia because it will give them a model to follow and great encouragement. Also, it can inspire healthy children, who, after reading the book, will surely know how to relate better to their sick friends. "
Read the Full Review: https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/the-heart-of-a-lion
A salute to Shani T. Night and her daughter for being brave enough to share their story, please return as I share in my next blog, The true story that inspired Shani's book - The Heart of a Lion.
Join us in celebrating one girl's story. Please support us in awareness and Inclusion. As Shani eloquently wrote, "𝘈𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐𝘯𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘸𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘶𝘴 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘶𝘴."