Now I'm reading it to my 2nd granddaughter. Plus, receive recommendations and exclusive offers on all of your favorite books and authors from Simon & Schuster. At the end they all turn into her stuffed animals and she cleans them up, which I'm a sucker for. I'm glad it's finally on my list. The little girl's face scares me. Very cute overall, and a fun read for the classroom (or for my client's in speech therapy). No one tells the Must redeem within 90 days. What's even better than the story, though, are the incredible illustrations. I bought this book for my first granddaughter 13 years ago. Free eBook offer available to NEW US subscribers only. It, and Two eggs, please. A little boy tries to imagine himself as a lion, a shark, a baboon and various other creatures, even a tiny ant. everyone beneath him. It’s fun to be a lion, no need to explain why, but it’s also fun to be a small, weak animal like a bird, because a bird flying in the sky or sitting in a tree has real advantages over everyone beneath him. is just being himself. Sweet illustrations and a nicely paced story. She is also the illustrator of Clever Beatrice and the Best Little Pony by Margaret Willey and If I Were a Lion by Sarah Weeks. Cute idea, and great way to teach opposites. Heather M. Solomon was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start for Clever Beatrice, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published When Sarah can't get to sleep, she goes through the alphabet in her head, trying to think of people she knew in elementary school whose names begin with each letter. Refresh and try again. She said, "You try my patience, child! If I were a lion, a big bad lion, With an impressive mighty roar, I’d have no care as to who was there Or who hid behind their door. I didn't care for the illustrations (particularly those of the girl--she's reminiscent of Gollum in the. The little girl cannot believe that her mom called her that and explains - using different animals - why she is simply not "wild". They will sympathize with the unnamed is put on "time out" for misbehaving. ENGLISH TRANSLATION AVAILABLE (for publishers only). I thought this book was adorable. This has incredibly beautiful illustrations, though I do not care for the little girl—somehow the animals and surroundings came off as artsy and quirky and the little girl is downright creepy to me. © 2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved. He loves it too. I didn't really like this book. Altogether, an animal is free to do whatever it likes – a She lives in New York City. While she was in timeout she was thinking about alot of animal that she could be. You don't get that impression from the cover, but she's very very odd looking. I don't really think this taught a very good lesson. Will use for an anger, Loved this. And it’s great to be an owl – you don’t have to go to bed ENGLISH TRANSLATION AVAILABLE (for publishers only). Other than that, the illustrations are gorgeous. It is also has good vocabulary for them to learn. She describes a lion and says that he is ferocious and he growls and roars and that she does not do that so her mother should not be upset with her. I'm sitting in the time-out chair because my mother put me there. because a bird flying in the sky or sitting in a tree has real advantages over Start by marking “If I Were a Lion” as Want to Read: Error rating book. We loved the rhymes and the illustrations. The illustrations really work well in this story. I loved that the author uses correct grammar-subjunctive clause-when most people don't even have a clue what that is. this book was really good! If I were a lion I’d wear a mane To protect me when … "Sarah Weeks's rambunctious angel in If I Were a Lion will have readers roaring with laughter. I realize this is a children's picture book, however, the pictures are scary in this book. I do not like it when you're wild.". The little girl got in trouble and she never understood why she did. While 'strong-willed' children may not need any further encouragement, the little red-head in this picture book is fairly bursting with personality, and her imaginative verse and the expressive illustrations are sure to draw a smile. If I were a lion, what would happen? baboon, for example, doesn’t care that you can see his bottom. A girl is put in time out for being too wild, but she imagines how much wilder she would be if she were all different kinds of animals. But after the little boy considers This book is about a little girl who was in trouble and she was sitting in timeout. She lives in New Mexico with her husband, daughter, and son, who especially love to share joyous secrets. We’d love your help. Altogether, an animal is free to do whatever it likes – a baboon, for example, … See full terms and conditions and this month's choices. I wanted to get a couple copies for my young nieces. A girl is put in time out for being too wild, but she imagines how much wilder she would be if she were all different kinds of animals. But overall, it's a fun book to read aloud. I'm sitting in the time-out chair because my mother put me there. She lives in New York City. I'm sitting in the time-out chair because my mother put me there. Sarah Weeks has written many books for children, including If I Were a Lion, Paper Parade, Angel Face, So B. I actually really liked the text of this book, but the illustrations were unsettling. Loved this. The girl amuses and defends herself by saying all the ways she is NOT wild, comparing herself to various wild animals who have much worse behavior than she does. 3+. As the story progresses, many of the animals aren't specifically named, so it would be good for asking "What kind of animal is this?" This book is not yet featured on Listopia. need to explain why, but it’s also fun to be a small, weak animal like a bird, She said, "You try my patience, child!
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