A Lion is a Lion

Publisher: Walker Books

Everyone knows that lions are fierce, but this lion is smartly dressed and skips down the street singing ‘hoobie-doobie-doo’. When he visits a little girl and boy for lunch, he remembers to eat all his greens.

But despite an enjoyable afternoon full of laughter and dance, the children are still a little worried. They become suspicious when the lion asks for pudding, looking at them with his big eyes, and his sharp teeth... Just in time, the children realise that this is a lion that may well bite! The quick-thinking pair scold the lion and send him packing. Phew!

Polly Dunbar has crafted a story with playful language and rhyme that will delight families with young children. This modern fable will become a favourite for many families as children ask to share it again and again, so they can squeal with joy each time. It is an ideal book to read aloud, tempting readers to use dramatic voices to build up suspense and excitement. Some younger readers may find the book a little scary, so it may be best shared in the day rather than at bedtime.

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