The Happy Lion: Win this roar-some trio of picture books

More than 50 years after its publication, this sweet story about a gentle lion looking for a friend that won't run away in fear still has the power to enchant readers - and we've got three books in the series to give away...

Once upon a time, there was a very happy lion...

A happy, gentle lion lives in a zoo in a small town in France, and every day the townspeople walk by his cage, waving Bonjour! and feeding him tidbits. So when he discovers one day that the zookeeper has accidentally left the door to his enclosure open, he decides to pay his friends a visit!

No matter where the happy lion goes, the people who he usually sees waving to him run away in fear! That is, until one brave little boy comes and says hello.

These adorable stories by Louise Fatio and illustrated by Roger Duvoisin have been firm family favourites for decades, and we're incredibly excited to have two sets of all three books - The Happy Lion, The Happy Lion Roars, and The Three Happy Lions - to give away. 

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the question below and leave your details by the closing date of 11pm on Monday 14 June 2021.

Win The Happy Lion series

What is a group of lions called?

Terms and conditions

1. Participants must be at least 18 years old to enter.

2. To enter the competition, you must be a resident of England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. 

3. The competition is not open to employees (or members of their immediate families) of BookTrust.

4. Only one entry per person.

5. Entries must be submitted by 11pm on Monday, 14 June 2021.

6. There will be two winners selected at random (from all eligible entries).

7. If a chosen winner does not respond to correspondence within one week, a new winner will be selected.

8. Our decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

9. The prize will not be transferable to another person.

10. No part of the prize is exchangeable for cash or any other prize.

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15. BookTrust reserves the right to amend the competition end date at any time.

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