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In How To Be a Lion, with the help of his friend Marianne, Leonard does something different: he writes a poem to read to his fellow lions:



“I’ll say this quietly,

I needn’t roar to be heard,

I can be a friend to a bee or a bird.

You said I must change,

I must chomp Marianne,

but chomping your friends is a terrible plan.


Let nobody say just one way is true.

There are so many ways that you can be you.

If there must be a must,

then this we must try . . .

Why don’t you, be you . . .

And I, will be I.”



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