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A Hungry Lion, or a Dwindling Assortment of Animals

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A Hungry Lion, or a Dwindling Assortment of Animals

By Lucy Ruth Cummins; Lucy Ruth Cummins (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781481448895, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2016

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"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?
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