Caring for your LionBook - 2017
It's kitten delivery day, but--SURPRISE. Congratulations on your new LION! We know you ordered a kitten, but we ran out of those. Fortunately, the big cat comes with instructions--like, try very hard NOT to look like a zebra. Or a gazelle. And give your lion PLENTY of space to play. But soon the feathers and fur start flying and everything's in chaos. Is there any way a lion could actually be a child's purr-fect pet?
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SPL_Childrens May 26, 2017
A full review of this picture book can be found in "Summary". (The book review appeared in the "Stratford Gazette" on May 11, 2017.)
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"CARING FOR YOUR LION", by Tammi Sauer, 32 pages.
"Surprise! We know you ordered a kitten but we ran out of those!
If you should receive a huge, hungry lion instead of the small kitten that you ordered from the pet service, don't panic.
Instead, take a deep breath and follow the advice in this invaluable picture book guide, "Caring for Your Lion".
Firstly, try very hard not to resemble a gazelle, a zebra or a bunny in any way. Lions are much too fond of these animals for dinner!
Secondly, remember that lions have enormous appetites. Quickly order ten pizzas and feed your lion promptly.
Provide your new pet with lots of outdoor space in which to play. Some sturdy playground equipment - as well as some large indoor toys in case of rain - would be useful.
Buy a large toothbrush and leave lots of time to brush each one of your lion's massive teeth at bedtime. (Your lion may or may not enjoy this activity, so be prepared to run.) Find a very large bed for your lion and an appropriate bedtime story.
Before going to sleep, consider how very lucky you are to have such a unique pet! Yes, it's hard, dangerous work but after all, who else do you know with a pet lion?
Author Tammi Sauer's tongue-in-cheek advice is for any preschooler who enjoys a humorous story topped with a helping of hilarity.
** Recommended for ages 3 to 6 years.
** Reviewed by Sally Hengeveld, children's and teen librarian, Stratford Public Library (Ontario).
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