Book Review: The Peaceful Lion and The Nagging Crow

This fable tells the story of two animals – “The Peaceful Lion And The Nagging Crow by Assaf Marcus” in which the peacefulcrow tries to annoy the lion in countless ways.

Will the crow manage to finally get the lion angry or upset? Will the crow give up? Can the lion manage to stay calm and peaceful or will he get angry at last?
When two such distinct animals as “The Peaceful Lion and The Nagging Crow” interact with each other, the result is a story with a lesson worthy of reading by all mankind. How to achieve inner peace and the realization that external forces can disrupt that peace or even forbid it are the two lessons which are cradled in this beautiful illustrated story by Assaf Marcus.


This is an inspiring novel that must be read by the whole family. “The Peaceful Lion and The Nagging Crow” tells the story of a lion who made the crow realized that life is full of gifts that can either be accepted or rejected. The wise and knowing lion did not heed to the crow’s constant attempts of annoying and disturbing his peaceful demeanor. In fact, the lion further explained how to deal with controlling one’s anger and the reason he prefers to stay calm is because he did not accept or entertain the crow’s angry taunts.

Author Assaf Marcus has written a story that has lesson and meaning. His book is not only redirected to those who has anger management issues, but also to everyone who wants to have peace of mind. Parents like me can also learn from this book, because the peaceful lion teaches us how we should control our anger and not let it eat our emotions, to avoid getting into confrontations and such.

I also loved the illustrations on the book. Very well fitting with the story. I have actually read this book two nights ago, as a bedtime story to my kids and they loved it. Both my two sons realize they cannot stay angry at all times, so they made peace with themselves and finally had a good night sleep together. The impact made by the Lion and the Crow is really deep and calming. Truly worth of 5 stars!

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