A Hungry Lion or a Dwindling Assortment of Animals by Lucy Ruth Cummins

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Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award With sharp wit, adorable illustrations, and hysterical twists galore, this debut picture book asks - what do you think happened to the hungry lion's friends?


A Hungry Lion or a Dwindling Assortment of Animals by Lucy Ruth Cummins

There once was a hungry lion, a penguin (Well he was just here...), a little calico kitten (I could have sworn I just saw him...), a brown mouse (Now wait a second...), a bunny with floppy ears and a bunny with un-floppy ears (Okay this is just getting ridiculous), a frog, a bat, a pig, a slightly bigger pig, a wooly sheep, a koala, a hen, and also a turtle. Hey!

What's going on here...The very hungry lion is all set to enjoy an exciting day with his other animal pals. But all of a sudden his friends start disappearing at an alarming rate! Is someone stealing the hungry lion's friends, or is the culprit a little...closer to home?

About the Author

Lucy Ruth Cummins is a writer and an illustrator and also a full time art director of children's books. She loves watching television, reading really long books about US Presidents, and Pomeranian dogs. She was born in Canada, raised in upstate New York, and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. Her favorite food is the french fry.

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40 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

21st April 2016




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