Deep in the Jungle

Deep in the Jungle

by Dan Yaccarino
     
 

The lion is king of the jungle...just ask any of the other animals. All he has to do is open his mouth --

RRRROOAAR!

-- to remind them. Now a slick lion tamer is promising to make him king of the circus. But this time, the lion might not have such an easy time convincing everyone he's king. Children will roar with laughter as a jungle

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The lion is king of the jungle...just ask any of the other animals. All he has to do is open his mouth --

RRRROOAAR!

-- to remind them. Now a slick lion tamer is promising to make him king of the circus. But this time, the lion might not have such an easy time convincing everyone he's king. Children will roar with laughter as a jungle bully gets his well-deserved comeuppance and becomes a jungle pussycat in Dan Yaccarino's hilarious tongue-in-cheek fable.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In perhaps his best-realized picture book yet, Yaccarino (Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I'm Off to the Moon) takes a tongue-in-cheek look at an arrogant king of beasts. This lion bullies his subjects, including frowning brown monkeys and irritated blue elephants. " `I'm afraid I must eat you,' he explained, `if you don't obey me....' The animals couldn't stand him one bit." One day, a city slicker arrives in the jungle and appeals to the lion's ego, promising to make him a big star if he leaves the jungle. The lion agrees, and Yaccarino cuts to an image of jubilant creatures, who are "more than happy to be rid of" their annoying boss. With their rounded bodies, rendered in curving strokes of gouache, the characters resemble plush toys, but their black-button eyes and single-line smiles express their moods. Rather than taking a Curious George or The Story of Babar approach, Yaccarino upends the traditional tale of captivity. The lion resents being put on a leash and forced to do circus tricks. Such humiliating treatment forces him to take extreme measures; having eaten his would-be tamer, he gallops home to apologize to his old companions. With short, sharp sentences and mild sarcasm, Yaccarino humorously twists the savage-versus-civilized formula. Ages 4-8. (Mar.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689822353
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Publication date:
02/02/1900
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
8.52(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.42(d)
Lexile:
400L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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