Johnny Lion's Book (I Can Read Book 1 Series)

Johnny Lion's Book (I Can Read Book 1 Series)

by Edith Thacher Hurd, Clement Hurd
     
 

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Alone with a book

Johnny Lion is home alone with his new books, The Little Lion. The book is about a lion cub who is on his own one day, just like Johnny. But, unlike Johnny Lion, this cub walks out into the world alone—and into lots of trouble!

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Alone with a book

Johnny Lion is home alone with his new books, The Little Lion. The book is about a lion cub who is on his own one day, just like Johnny. But, unlike Johnny Lion, this cub walks out into the world alone—and into lots of trouble!

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San Francisco Examiner
An engaging story with delectable, sunny pictures.
Children's Literature
Johnny Lion is learning to read. Mother Lion buys him a book to read while she and Father Lion go hunting. They caution him not to leave the house while they are out. The book is about a baby lion that seeks adventure in the world while his parents are hunting. Some of his experiences are exciting and some are scary. How happy he is to be rescued by his parents after a close call with an alligator. Johnny is quite pleased to live the baby lion's adventures vicariously. What a pleasant reunion Johnny has with his parents that evening. They bring him steak and let him stay up late after he recounts the tales in his new book. Sweet, gentle (except for the alligator) illustrations accompany a delightful story, which is perfect for children who are on the road to reading. This title is one in the publisher's "I Can Read" series. 2000 (orig. 1965), HarperCollins, $14.95, $14.89, and $3.95. Ages 4 to 8. Reviewer:Jeanne K. Pettenati

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064442978
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
I Can Read Book 1 Series
Edition description:
New
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
910,545
Product dimensions:
5.87(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Edith Thacher Hurd was born in Kansas City, Missouri. She wrote more than seventy-five children's books, including Starfish, I Dance in My Red Pajamas and the Johnny Lion books, many of which were illustrated by her husband, Clement Hurd.

Clement Hurd (1908–1988) is best known for illustrating Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, the classic picture books by Margaret Wise Brown. He studied painting in Paris with Fernand Léger and others in the early 1930s. After his return to the United States in 1935, he began to work in children's books. He illustrated more than one hundred books, many of them with his wife, Edith Thacher Hurd, including the Johnny Lion books, The Day the Sun Danced, and The Merry Chase. A native of New York City, he lived most of his life in Vermont and California.

Clement Hurd (1908–1988) se graduó de Yale University. Estudió pintura en París en los años 1930 con Fernand Léger, entre otros. Allí fue donde desarrolló su estilo característico, compuesto de colores de fuerte contraste. Hurd estuvo casado con la escritora Edith Thacher Hurd, con quien también creó muchos libros que se convirtieron en favoritos de los niños.

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