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A Lion Is a Lion

By Polly Dunbar
Illustrated by Polly Dunbar

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

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?

  • The Tiger Who Came to Tea with a witty, wicked, more realistic depiction of a big cat…
  • Polly's first authorial work since Arthur’s Dream Boat which feels very much in the realm of Penguin, re-issued as a 10th anniversary edition in 2018.
  • Shows us how we can protest creatively and peacefully when something is wrong – our characters own the page, they say "no" to the lion (and all without an adult in sight).

About the author

Polly Dunbar is the author-illustrator of Arthur’s Dreamboat and the bestselling picture book Penguin, winner of numerous awards including the Book Trust Early Years Award and the Red House Children's Book of the Year. She is also the illustrator of My Dad’s a Birdman, written by David Almond, and Shoe Baby and Pat-a-Cake Baby, both written by her mother, Joyce Dunbar. Her collection of titles beginning with Hello Tilly was made into an animations series, Tilly and Friends, as seen on Cbeebies. She is the co-founder of Long Nose Puppets, a children’s theatre company. Polly lives in Beccles, Suffolk. Find her online at pollydunbar.com and on Twitter as @PollyDunbar.

ISBN: 9781406371536
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: February 1, 2018
Dimensions: 270 x 240mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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