Jim, Who Ran Away from His Nurse and Was Eaten by a Lion (Hardcover)
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780375859700, 26pp.
Publication Date: September 14, 2010
Contains a Dangerous Beast and a Miserable End, states a warning on the cover. But if you are strong of heart and like your humor a little on the dark side, jump right into the brilliant collaboration of the Edwardian humorist Hilaire Belloc, dead for the past 57 years, and the very much alive Mini Grey. Grey's sly illustrations, clever type designs, amazing lift-the-flaps, and a roaring lion pop-up, not to mention her zoo map with hilarious Rules and Byelaws, make this edition of the classic cautionary tale a collectible to savor. Decidedly not a lift-the-flap for babies, it will lift the spirits of anyone with a well-developed sense of humor.
About the Author
Hilaire Belloc (1870 1953) wrote the now-classic cautionary tale "Jim" in 1907. It was written as a satirical response to the didactic morality tales popular for children in Victorian times and was intended as much for adults as children. He lived and died in England."
Praise For Jim, Who Ran Away from His Nurse and Was Eaten by a Lion…
"Uproariously funny . . . children will laugh their heads off--especially if the book is read aloud with an English accent." –Kirkus, starred