A Lion Is a Lion

By Polly Dunbar

All lions are fierce, right? Well, maybe, just maybe, this Lion – so well dressed and polite and charming – isn't too fierce for you...

From the creator of Penguin and the Tilly and Friends series comes a wicked, rollicking read-aloud which asks the question: Is a lion still a lion if he … wears a hat? And carries an umbrella? Is a lion still a lion if he … arrives at your door and invites himself in with a “How do you do?” (Isn’t he polite!) And is a lion still a lion if he asks for a dance? What about when he licks his lips and says, “Oh yes, lunch would be lovely, thank you...” Is a lion still a lion then?

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406371536
  • Published: 01 Feb 2018
  • Price: £11.99
  • Size: 240 x 270 mm
  • Pages: 40

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Customer reviews


'“A wonderfully raucous read-aloud romp.”' Baby Hampshire

'“a rhythmic, musical text which brilliantly involves the young reader in the unfolding storyline”' Parent Talk

'“Children will adore following the jaunty, ever so polite Lion as he asks to come to tea but whose manners firmly escape him when it comes to pudding.”' Shelley Fallows LoveReading4Kids, February 2018 Picture Book of the Month

'I'd say this is a must-have in the classroom for its message: With it's Seuss-like turn in the final pages, the children get the upper hand and learn to say 'No! No! No! NO!', so delivering brilliantly a message about keeping safe, and learning to say 'No' if something makes them feel uncomfortable.' School Zone

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