If I Were a Lion

By Sarah Weeks; Heather M. Solomon (Illustrator)
(Atheneum Books, Hardcover, 9780689848360, 40pp.)

Publication Date: March 2004

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I'm sitting in the time-out chair because my mother put me there. She said, "You try my patience, child I do not like it when you're wild."
Who me?
That is so absurd.
How could she even use that word?
If I were a lion.
I'd growl and roar
And knock the dishes on the floor...
AND if I were a bear...
"If I Were a Lion" is a book for every child who's ever been sent to the time-out chair -- unjustly...or otherwise.

About the Author
Born in Ann Arbor Michigan, Sarah Weeks tried to become a champion charver in order to write this story, but she found that she wasn t quite as good at it as Oggie Cooder. Luckily she does not depend on her charving skills to make a living. Instead, she writes widely acclaimed books, including So B. It, the Guy series (Regular Guy; Guy Time; My Guy; and Guy Wire), and the Boyds Will Be Boyds series (Beware of Mad Dog; Get Well Soon, Or Else!; Danger! Boys Dancing; and Fink s Funk). She lives in New York City, and can be found on the Web at www.sarahweeks.com.

Heather M. Solomon was named a "Publishers Weekly" Flying Start for "Clever Beatrice, " winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award. She is also the illustrator of "Clever Beatrice and the Best Little Pony" by Margaret Willey and "If I Were a Lion" by Sarah Weeks. She lives in New Mexico with her husband, daughter, and son, who especially love to share joyous secrets.

Praise For If I Were a Lion

"Sarah Weeks's rambunctious angel in If I Were a Lion will have readers roaring with laughter. Parents should love reading it too, as it's bound to evoke memories of their own childhood antics. Heather Solomon's wonderfully textured creatures make you want to touch each one of them." -- Betsy Lewin, Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

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