Lazy Lion

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A lazy and demanding lion orders the animals of his kingdom to build him a house before the Big Rain comes. This is the story of how Lazy Lion found his home on the great African plain.

A lazy and demanding lion orders the animals of his kingdom to build him a house before the Big Rain comes.

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Overview

A lazy and demanding lion orders the animals of his kingdom to build him a house before the Big Rain comes. This is the story of how Lazy Lion found his home on the great African plain.

A lazy and demanding lion orders the animals of his kingdom to build him a house before the Big Rain comes.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
In his original African pourquoi stories, Hadithi cleverly imbues his animals with human foibles ( Crafty Chameleon 1987, Greedy Zebra 1984, Tricky Tortoise 1988, all Little) to offer humorous, entertaining, and just-maybe possible explanations for their unique animal behavior. This time he looks at the languid lion who takes passing notice of the gathering rain clouds above the open plain and invokes his royal privilege to order an appropriately stately domicile. Not only is he too lazy to construct his own home, but he also turns up his nose at the accommodations offered by his more industrious neighbors. When the Big Rain comes, the others all rush off to the shelter of their hills, nests, caves, etc., leaving the king of the beasts to roam the plains in the rain--as is his way. Kennaway extends the simple text and dazzles readers with her bold, dramatic watercolors executed largely in golds, browns, and greens. She captures the stark beauty of the sun-parched land, its frantic inhabitants, and the ominous skyscape. The imminent rains are palpable. Kennaway's animals are always expressive, almost caricatures of themselves, yet remain essentially animal-like and true to their own natures. A satisfying safari. --Luann Toth , School Library Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340565650
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 5/1/1990
  • Series: African Animal Tales
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 814,973
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Mwenye Hadithi and Adrienne Kennaway are the co-authors of the African Animal Tales series, including Greedy Zebra, Hungry Hyena, and Tricky Tortoise.

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