The Lion Who Wanted to Love

The Lion Who Wanted to Love

by Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
     
 

Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz Leo is not your average lion cub. Instead of eating antelopes and zebras, he'd rather hug them and be their friend. Leo's mom and the rest of the lions don't understand his bighearted attitude toward what they think of as dinner, and they tell him he has to leave the pride if he won't learn to hunt. So Leo goes to live in the jungle,… See more details below

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Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz Leo is not your average lion cub. Instead of eating antelopes and zebras, he'd rather hug them and be their friend. Leo's mom and the rest of the lions don't understand his bighearted attitude toward what they think of as dinner, and they tell him he has to leave the pride if he won't learn to hunt. So Leo goes to live in the jungle, where he makes new friends. But when Leo himself is in trouble, will these new friends help him?

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Children's Literature - Eileen Hanning
With the exception of its vibrant, childlike illustrations, The Lion Who Wanted to Love misses the mark. Even the most naive child will see through this unlikely tale. A vegetarian lion cub receives an ultimatum from his mother: hunt or leave. Rather than eat other animals, he leaves his appropriate savannah habitat to live in the jungle. There he nurses injured animals back to health and teaches baby birds to fly. When he risks his own life to save a drowning cheetah, his mother sees how "love can bring us together," and the cub becomes king of the pride. Everything about the story is unbelievable. To make matters worse, the story is told in cutesy, cloying rhyme. Sure, kids need to read stories about love, nonviolence, and the courage to be different, but they needn't be preachy and ought to be well-written and believable. 1998 (orig.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781888444254
Publisher:
Little Tiger Press
Publication date:
02/01/1998
Edition description:
1 AMER ED
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.69(w) x 12.22(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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