Reader Reviewed A Lion Is a Lion by Polly Dunbar
  

A Lion Is a Lion

Written by Polly Dunbar
Illustrated by Polly Dunbar

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February 2018 Picture Book of the Month

All lions are fierce, right? Well, maybe, just maybe, this Lion – so well dressed and polite and charming – isn't too fierce for you...

Polly Dunbar returns with her wonderfully expressive illustrations and a tale that is simply a delight to read aloud. You may know her as the author-illustrator of the much loved Tilly and Friends series as well as other wonderful titles such as Penguin.

Children will adore following the jaunty, ever so polite Lion as he asks to come to tea but whose manners firmly escape him when it comes to pudding. A Lion is a Lion is about standing up to the things that scare you but also accepting that sometimes a Lion is a Lion and that no matter how fancy or polite he may be would happily eat you up if he got the chance. ~ Shelley Fallows - You can also find Shelley here.

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and share books from an early age and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here

  • Edith Andrews, age 4 - 'Beautifully illustrated. The pictures were easy to understand. I liked the danger, red pages....I am not going to eat red food for a while.'
  • Edith's Mum - 'The message behind this book is also really empowering to children, particularly before bedtime. If something scares you/tries to eat you….chuck it out of your house and tell it ‘No! No! No! NO!’ This is a lovely book, really enjoyed by my 2 and 4 year old.'
  • Abbie age, 5 - 'I really liked this book and it made me laugh.  My favourite part was when the lion dances down the street singing "Hoobie doobie doo" because I thought that sounded very funny!'
  • George Haine, age 5 - 'I think the pictures in this book are really funny because I’ve never seen a lion wearing a hat and carrying an umbrella!  It’s a good book.  I love it.'   

Synopsis

A Lion Is a Lion by Polly Dunbar

From the creator of Penguin and the Tilly and Friends series comes a wicked, rollicking read-aloud which asks the question: Is a lion still a lion if he ... wears a hat? And carries an umbrella? Is a lion still a lion if he ... arrives at your door and invites himself in with a How do you do? (Isn't he polite!) And is a lion still a lion if he asks for a dance? What about when he licks his lips and says, Oh yes, lunch would be lovely, thank you... Is a lion still a lion then?

Reviews

A wonderfully raucous read-aloud romp. Baby Hampshire

About the Author

Polly Dunbar

Polly Dunbar is a major picture-book talent. She is the author-illustrator of a series called Tilly and Friends which has been made into an animated series, to air on CBeebies from September 2012. She's also the author/illustrator of Penguin, Arthur's Dream Boat, Dog Blue and Flyaway Katie, and the illustrator of Shoe Baby, written by her mother, Joyce Dunbar. Her titles have won numerous awards including the Book Trust Early Year's Award 2007, the Nestle Silver Children's Book Prize 2007, the Practical Pre-School Award 2007 and the Red House Children's Book of the Year Award 2008, and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. Polly currently lives and works in Dublin.

To view a TV clip from Tilly and Friends go to: www.tillyandfriends.com

And to see a fun video with Polly click here!

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
40 pages
Interest Age: From 3 to 5 years

Author

Polly Dunbar
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Author's Website

www.pollydunbar.com/main.ht...

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

1st February 2018

ISBN

9781406371536

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