by Lucy Ruth Cummins
So smart and so cute and so dark all at the same time. Sheesh. Caldecott medal and honor winner, Jon Klassen.
Once upon a time there was a hungry lion and a bunch of adorable animals what do you think happened next?
"There once was a hungry lion, a penguin (Well he was just here ), a little calico kitten (I could have sworn I just saw him ), a brown mouse (Now wait a second ), a bunny with floppy ears and a bunny with un-floppy ears (Okay this is just getting ridiculous), a frog, a bat, a pig, a slightly bigger pig, a wooly sheep, a koala, a hen, and also a turtle." Hey What s going on here
The very hungry lion is all set to enjoy an exciting day with his other animal pals. But all of a sudden his friends start disappearing at an alarming rate Is someone stealing the hungry lion s friends, or is the culprit a little closer to home?
With sharp wit, adorable illustrations, and hysterical twists galore, this debut picture book asks what do you think happened to the hungry lion s friends?"
A Hungry Lion, or a Dwindling Assortment of Animals
Lucy Ruth Cummins is a writer and an illustrator and also a full time art director of children’s books. She loves watching television, reading really long books about US Presidents, and Pomeranian dogs. She was born in Canada, raised in upstate New York, and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. Her favorite food is the french fry.
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publish Date: March 2016
Page Count: 40
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
- Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Lions, Tigers, Leopards - Social Themes
- Friendship - Humorous Stories