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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...

All lions are fierce, right? Well, maybe, just maybe, this Lion – so well dressed and polite and charming – isn't too fierce for you... "Dunbar’s unexpected sense of humour makes A Lion is a Lion every bit as original as Judith Kerr’s classic” Irish Times 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…
  • Shows us how we can protest creatively and peacefully when something is wrong – our characters own the page, they say "no" to the lion.
  • A rhythmic, musical text for storytime which involves the reader in the unfolding action the narrator's question, "Is a lion still a lion if...”, is for the reader to answer, too!

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: 9781406382822
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: May 1, 2019
Dimensions: 270 x 240mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 13/05/19 at 05:48:06
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