We're Going on a Lion Hunt

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We’re going on a lion hunt. Time to put on your safari hats, says a teacher before leading her class on an exciting imaginary journey. Off they go! They slosh through mud, splish-splash through rivers, swish through grass, and finally come face to face with a lion! Joe Mathieu brings the lion hunt to life with delightful illustrations rendered in Prisma colors, dyes, pen, and ink that add to this classroom fantasy based on a traditional game.

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Overview

We’re going on a lion hunt. Time to put on your safari hats, says a teacher before leading her class on an exciting imaginary journey. Off they go! They slosh through mud, splish-splash through rivers, swish through grass, and finally come face to face with a lion! Joe Mathieu brings the lion hunt to life with delightful illustrations rendered in Prisma colors, dyes, pen, and ink that add to this classroom fantasy based on a traditional game.

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Editorial Reviews

Horn Book Guide
The familiar nursery game "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" is adapted here, as a teacher invites her young charges on an imaginary safari riddled with such obstacles as mud, sticks, and trees. Cartoon-style pencil and watercolor illustrations enliven the somewhat tedious text.
School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 3

A lively teacher and her energetic students step out of the classroom and into the jungle for an adventure. A twist on the traditional "Going on a Bear Hunt" and similar to David Axtell's We're Going on a Lion Hunt (Holt, 2000), Cuyler's rollicking adaptation stands on it own. On their quest for a lion, the kids slog through mud, climb up trees, splish-splash through a river, and so on. Different species of animals watch as the children make their way to a cave inhabited by a furry, cold-nosed lion with sharp teeth. Printed in color, the action words are set apart from the black text, which is placed within the double-page illustrations. Mathieu's colored-pencil and watercolor artwork bounces off the spreads. He gives the characters individual facial expressions, which convey their changing moods. The illustrations in Axtell's Lion Hunt are more realistic and star two African girls. Both versions could be used in combination for compare and contrast lessons.-Lynn K. Vanca, Akron-Summit County Public Library, Richfield, OH

Kirkus Reviews
A gentle adaptation of the familiar call-and-response game. Teacher shows a picture of a lion and passes out safari hats to her multiethnic students, who look to be in kindergarten. Magically, their classroom door opens onto an African terrain, and the hunt is on. They slog through mud, snap through sticks, climb trees, splash through a river and swish through the tall grass before reaching the dark cave, where all that can be seen is a pair of yellow eyes. After getting too close to the king of the jungle, back they go, triple-time. The soft colors in Mathieu's pencil illustrations are attractive, and he offers a variety of facial expressions and action poses on the exuberant children in every two-page spread. While nothing beats or can replace the classic Rosen-Oxenbury collaboration, We're Going on a Bear Hunt (1989), the classroom setting this outing offers makes it a terrific invitation for young listeners to take "Lion Hunt" out of the story circle for some happy dramatic play. (Picture book. 3-7)
Shelle Rosenfeld
Teacher and students embark on an imaginary, exciting safari in this adaptation of the familiar bear-hunt chanting game. With safari hats on, the class members heads out the door and into an exotic landscape, where they join in the refrain: “We’re going on a lion hunt. / We’re going to catch a big one. / We’re not afraid. / Look what’s up ahead!” First they head through mud, then sticks (“snap, snap, snap”), and on until they reach a dark..
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761454540
  • Publisher: Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
  • Publication date: 9/28/2008
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 205,355
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2009

    Great for Classrooms

    I work in a school and have used this book during circle time. They love it and you are able to get them to be interactive with the book. It is wonderful.

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