Lion, Lion (Hardcover)
Balzer + Bray, 9780062271044, 32pp.
Publication Date: September 30, 2014
For fans of Ezra Jack Keats, this perfect read-aloud is a timeless story featuring plenty of animals!
A little boy is looking for Lion. Lion is looking for lunch.
And so our story begins. But look closely. . . . In this tale, nothing is quite as it seems!
Children will delight in this classic picture book with a mischievous twist.
About the Author
Miriam Busch earned her MFA in writing for children and young adults from Hamline University. She loves pie and elephants and trees and whales and stories of all sorts. You can visit her at www.miriambuschauthor.com.
Miriam and Larry Day also collaborated on the picture book Lion, Lion, which was named an Illinois Reads selection, an NPR Best selection, an Indie Next Best selection, a Junior Library Guild selection, and a Bank Street College Best Book of the Year. They live in the Midwest.
Larry Day is the illustrator of over twenty picture books, a painter of fine art, and a storyboard artist/art director for advertising agencies. He is the recipient of many state awards for his books, as well as three gold medals from the Society of Illustrators. Larry also won the Golden Kite Award for best illustrated picture book (Not Afraid of Dogs). Find him online at www.larrydayillustration.com.
Larry and Miriam Busch collaborated on the picture book Lion, Lion, which was named an Illinois Reads selection, an NPR Best selection, an Indie Next Best selection, a Junior Library Guild selection, and a Bank Street College Best Book of the Year. They live in the Midwest.
Praise For Lion, Lion…
— Erin Barker, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA for the Autumn 2014 Indie Next Picks
“Sly, dark humor for little ones—at its best.”
— Kirkus Reviews
“With plenty of chuckle-worthy illustrations and a simple but enjoyable story, this should work well in storytimes or for one-on-one reading.”
— School Library Journal
“Amusing…[with] a Sendakian flair...An excellent way to introduce younger listeners to the deliberate subversion of expectations.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“A killer combination of twisty wordplay, kid-perfect watercolors and characters that demand funny voices, Lion, Lion is a read aloud sure to leave your audience delighted and you just a little hoarse.”
“Beautiful pencil and watercolor illustrations give this book an old-fashioned feel, and the story will keep readers on the edge of their seat. . . . With sophisticated humor and an ingenious twist, this story begs to be read and reread.”
— Erin Barker, Hooray for Books!, Alexandria, VA for an Indie Next Pick