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Lion's Lunch. by Fiona Tierney

3.7  ·  Rating Details ·  222 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
When Lion meets Sarah walking in the jungle singing a happy song, he tells her she shouldn't be there! Nobody in his jungle just walks or sings: they prowl and creep, roar, yowl, grunt and harrumph! Just as Sarah's about to become Lion's lunch, she tells him she can do something that no-one else in the jungle can do.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 1st 2009 by Chicken House
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Melissa
Sep 24, 2012 Melissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Genre: Fantasy

Review:Children's Literature
A little girl named Sarah is happily singing while strolling through the jungle. Suddenly a very large and fierce lion confronts her and wants to know why she is in his jungle. Of course, Sarah is very frightened and tries to apologize, but Lion does not accept and threatens to eat her. When Sarah asks what she must do to be able to stay, Lion lists all the activities unique to jungle animals, such as stalk, climb, wallow, swim, and leap. Since Sarah can
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carissa
Sarah is strolling through the jungle, singing a happy song, when Lion pounces. How dare she trespass on his turf? He is King of the Jungle--where nobody strolls and sings: They lumber and grunt, sprint and squeak, slither and harrumph! Lion makes an executive decision to eat the little girl for lunch. But Sarah thinks fast: True, she can't wallow like the hippo or wriggle like the snake, but she can draw. She paints a portrait of Lion. "I don't look that grumpy!" he protests. "Yes, you do!" all ...more
Robert
This is a book Fritz purchased at a book fair. The illustrations are cute as is the story.

A little girl is walking through the jungle when the mean lion approaches her. He announces that she does walk or sing like the other animals, therefore, she is doomed. She convinces the lion she can do things others can't. She draws. The lion doesn't like the picture Sarah draws of him, but the other animals rush to her defense stating that he is a bully. Sarah is spared.

The lion approaches her and asks h
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Nicole
Jan 22, 2012 Nicole rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture_book
I was in search of some good books for a children's storytime with a 'lion' theme. This one made the short list. Pretty cute story, though some of the artwork ended up looking a bit busy. I ended up not using this, but I think it would make a good book, particularly for more one-on-one reading with a child, as there is a lot of discussion around the different noises various jungle animals make, the different movements, etc. (made for "busy" pictures for a group to view, but would be fine with a ...more
Loren
Jul 01, 2010 Loren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What starts as a playful romp, taking inspiration from Louise Fatio’s The Happy Lion, becomes a timely message about bullying. I love the illustrations and Sarah is endearing. Her artistic flare is creative and fun. I love how the animals take her side against the lion and insist on walking Sarah home. How wonderful that the lion changes his mind. Great lessons learned will having lots of reading fun.
Mary
Whoo! The number of vocabulary words in here is staggering. Lion wants to eat Sarah for lunch as she doesn't move or talk the way the other animals do. But Sarah wins her freedom by proving she can do something none of the animals can do: draw. When she draws lion, though, she draws him looking angry and mean, and he doesn't see himself that way. He invites Sarah to come back and draw him another day, and resolves to change.
Scarlet
Enjoying a walk through the jungle Sarah is about to become Lion's lunch unless she can do something that none of the other animals can do. Will she survive the jungle king or will she become his lunch.

This book is a great way to show kids that we all have special talents. In the adults eyes it shows how children tell it how they see it.
Donalyn
Sarah wanders into the jungle and runs across a lion who plans to eat her because she cannot move or sing like the other creatures in the jungle. When Sarah shows the lion she can draw, the other animals convince the lion she should stay. Vibrant illustrations and clever word choices hold up through many rereads.
Heather
Jul 11, 2013 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My four-year-old daughter enjoyed this book and I liked the simple message it teaches: attitude and behavior are choices; if you don't like who you've become, you can change for the better. We also liked the illustrations--they're bright and colorful and pair perfectly with the text.
Gwen the Librarian
This is another great language book that focuses on synonyms - it would make a kinda tough read-aloud because there are SO MANY words on each page, but would work well in a classroom or with a curious child. I'm not crazy about the illustrations.
Destinee Sutton
This story highlights the value of being able to draw (or have any special skill) and tries to teach kids that it's better to be nice than grumpy and mean. Unfortunately, it's poorly written and way too message-y to be enjoyable.
Miss Sarah
A little long but I think worth it about a little girl who gets lost in the jungle and begs to stay. She earns her keep by drawing pictures but the lion isn't happy with the way he looks. Nice book about changing who you are. Preschool for length
Kelly Thevenot
Lion's Lunch? is a very cute children's book that discusses feelings and moods. Young children would love this book becauseit has all different kinds of words to describes the words run, talk, and other as well.
Andd Becker
Feb 23, 2013 Andd Becker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fiona Tierney's book, illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain, has an enviable assemblage of 20 action verbs and 10 similes. Children can learn valuable lessons from reading and discussing this book.
Paula
Cute colorful story about a girl who does not want to be lions lunch.
Kristin
I will have to shorten considerably for Family Storytime, but I love the vibrant colors, the great vocabulary selection, and the overall message that you can choose your own attitude.
Marie
May 05, 2010 Marie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Useful when learning about adjectives and verbs. Great vocabulary.
Shazzt
May 23, 2013 Shazzt rated it really liked it
Read this to a room of 7-8 year olds. They were totally engaged with both the story and the colourful illustrations. Great fun to read aloud.
Jessica
Sep 20, 2014 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved the sight words complimenting the animals! Little lesson on how others may see us...."what is in the heart, comes out of the mouth"
Vandy
great story. theme bully. draw and tell.
Liz Todd
Lion has a change of heart!
JoEllen Mccarthy
Mentor text for illustrating vocabulary - would excite Isabelle Beck!
Garren
Sep 06, 2016 Garren rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not very lionish lion.
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