From bestselling authors Jason Hazeley and Joel Morris - a nugget of wisdom in the phenomenal Ladybirds for Grown Ups series.This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.Indeed, a traditional symbol of a family's wealth or social status was the placement of guardian lions in front of the family home.However, in modern times less expensive lions, mass-produced in concrete and resin, have become available and their use is therefore no longer restricted to the elite.The term "Fo" or "Fu" may be transliterations to the words 佛 (pinyin: fó) or 福 (pinyin: fú), which means "Buddha" or "prosperity" in Chinese, respectively.However, Chinese reference to the guardian lions are seldom prefixed with 佛 or 福, and more importantly never referred to as "dogs"."puffy-lion dog") or Shih Tzu (獅子狗; Pinyin: Shīzi Gǒu, lit. The lions are traditionally carved from decorative stone, such as marble and granite or cast in bronze or iron.
Chinese guardian lions are sometimes referred to in English as shishi, from the Chinese shí shī (Chinese: ; literally: "stone lion"), which refers specifically to lion sculptures in stone.
The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope.
Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.
The female is essentially identical, but has a cub under the closer (left) paw to the male, representing the cycle of life.
Symbolically, the female fu lion protects those dwelling inside (the living soul within ), while the male guards the structure ( the external material elements ) .
The pearl is carved so that it can roll about in the lion's mouth but sized just large enough so that it can never be removed.