This is a gloriously colourful book about the dangers of vanity and the value of friendship. Or it’s about a lion, a crocodile and a bunch of meerkats, whichever you prefer. The illustrations are marvellous – I particularly enjoy the one where the meerkats have braided bright feathers into the lion’s mane. This is not one to read from an over critical point of view, the continuity isn’t that strong (a lion who doesn’t know what a crocodile looks like and forgets that he can roar?) but if you can set that aside, it’s worth it for the colours.