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"Will young readers swallow such a tongue-in-cheek take on the importance of self-acceptance? With relish."--Kirkus Reviews
"Will be a favorite for rowdy read-alouds. chuckle-inducing from cover to cover."-School Library Journal
"The underlying theme for young readers, of course, is being yourself and accepting who you are."--Reading Today
"Irreverent and decidedly Darwinian humor pioneered by the likes of Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith . spoofing everything from foodie trends to self-actualization."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
Posted September 21, 2013
[Taken from the inside cover]
THE LION IS KING OF THE JUNGLE! THE GREAT WHITE SHARK IS SOVEREIGN OF THE SEA! THE TIMBER WOLF IS EMPEROR OF THE FOREST!
But… It’s lonely at the top of the food chain. It’s difficult to fit in, when plant eaters can be so cruel-just because you ate a relative of theirs that one time! What’s a carnivore to do?
“I’m not bad…eating meat is just what I do”
If you ever felt bad for that zebra being chased by the lion, this is the book for you! Carnivores are so misunderstood! I LOVED this book! It’s hilarious! I love it when I read such unique picture books! The carnivores try to fit in with the other animals – going vegetarian, wearing costumes, etc., and all with hysterical results! Everything about this book is uproariously funny – the book jacket, the end pages, ending, text, illustrations, everything! I love the emotions on faces in the illustrations! Dan Santat’s illustrations are awesome and Aaron Reynolds story is one you will want to read again and again.I like the idea of the top-of-the-food-chain carnivores being misunderstood. I really enjoyed how the “plant eaters” act!
*NOTE* I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
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