The Lion Sleeps Tonight – With CD

Created by Luigi Creatore, Solomon Linda, Hugo Peretti, George David Weiss.
Illustrated by Shane Deveries.

Sing along with Jay Laga’aia.

Scholastic Australia

Price (Hard-cover with CD): $26.99

Ages: 3 +

ISBN: 9781741698077

Reviewed by Angela Hall.


You know the song.  It is impossible not to sing along to or remove from your mind.  This book and CD together are an absolute gem.  The CD has that rhythm that makes you want to dance and the melody that makes your soul sing.  The book is true beauty and wonder.  Scenes that are vivid and enchanting with lovely jungle animals who just want to sing and dance but are shooshed so as to not wake that sleeping lion.  All this is in the pictures.  But don’t fear my darling, the lion sleeps tonight.

Wee-ooh wim-o-weh.

Wee-ooh wim-o-weh.

Wim-o-weh o-wim-o-weh

o-wim-o-weh o-wim-o-weh…

Sing it with me! (Oh and Jay of course who you must know from Play School and Home and Away and many other shows).

I love this book and CD, it is so cute hearing my daughter singing along too.   A perfect gift and wonderful treasure.

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