by Jon Agee
With the wit and read-aloud appeal of Peter Brown s "Children Make Terrible Pets" and William Steig s "Pete s a Pizza," this funny, fierce picture book teaches kids just what it takes to be a great lion
There are seven steps to becoming a proper lion, including Looking Fierce, Roaring, Prowling Around, and Pouncing. Our young hero, a rather meek and scrawny human boy, does his best to learn the necessary skills during his training with a master instructor (who just happens to be a real lion). After a grueling set of lessons, the boy discovers that that the final step Looking Out for Your Friends is the most important of all. That s how any kid can earn his lion diploma (not to mention the affection of every cat in town)."