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Lions at Lunchtime by Mary Pope Osborne
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Dec 03, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: animals, fantasy, fiction, juvenile, magic-users, read-in-2009
Read in December, 2009

I loved this one. My dad went to Africa when I was about Annie's age, so a story about all of the animals I've loved since then was very cool for me. I loved when they arrived and a giraffe was looking in the window of the Magic Tree House! The picture that accompanied this moment was really nice, showing all of the wonderful animals on the plain and their relative sizes compared to the giraffe.

It was cool when the book told the kids about how the animals and their diets are all connected. One animal eats the top of the grass, one the middle and another the bottoms.

The image of the dignified and fierce Masai warrior eating a peanut butter and honey sandwich made by Annie's elephant-washed fingers was very funny.

I enjoyed Jack's smart trick using the giraffe to escape.

Overall, this was my favorite story so far except possibly the moon trip. But that probably shows my interests more than the writing; I'm sure every reader has their favorites as well.
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