A Lion Named Shirley Williamson (Paperback)

By Bernard Waber

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780618055807, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 28, 2000

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (10/28/1996)

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The lions at the zoo are jealous of the new lioness because of her fancy name and because of the special treatment she receives from the zookeeper.

About the Author

Bernard Waber was the beloved author/illustrator of more than thirty picture books, including Courage, Ira Sleeps Over, and Do You See a Mouse? With the publication of The House on East 88th Street in 1962, his Lyle,  Lyle Crocodile series of books became a mainstay of children's literature. A Literary Landmark plaque commemorating the adventures of this endearing New York City reptile can now be found on East 88th Street and Bernard Waber's artwork is the subject of a traveling retrospective exhibit, curated by the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. bernardwaber.com.

Praise For A Lion Named Shirley Williamson

"A delightful adventure for reading aloud in humorous tribute to one of nature's most majestic creatures." —School Library Journal, starred review School Library Journal, Starred

"Waber is back in full form with a story that is both hysterical and poignant. It succeeds on every level, offering a plot that prances along, characters that show the inevitable tangle of emotions life elicits, and artwork that is so funny yet sly that adults and children can both relish it. Shirley, take your place alongside Waber's perennial favorite, Lyle the crocodile." —Booklist, starred review Booklist, ALA, Starred Review