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A hungry lion, or, a dwindling assortment of animals / written and illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins.

Cummins, Lucy Ruth, author, illustrator. (Author).
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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fertile Public Library E C (Text) 33500012269221 Main Checked out 09/06/2019
Moorhead Public Library E C (Text) 33500012269239 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781481448895
  • ISBN: 1481448897
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2016.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Members of a large group of animals, including a penguin, two rabbits, and a koala, disappear at an alarming rate but the hungry lion remains.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 February #1
    Meet one hungry lion and its menagerie of animal friends. Or are they friends? One by one, these animals disappear, while the lion remains hungry. Perhaps the lion is to blame, but could there be another explanation for these rapidly disappearing critters? Cummins' enjoyably repetitive text and droll illustrations give each animal a personality, despite their pending departure, from the stand-out sauciness of the lion to the affable nature of the ever-present turtle. The stark backgrounds play this up and allow each character to stand out. Of course, it's the brazen lion that drives the story: he gets in the reader's face, taking up the whole page with his loud red mane and cunning eyes, and seems curiously reserved throughout the ordeal. What's revealed is that the other animals have been preparing a birthday cake for the lion—pretty great, right? Well, Cummins has a hilariously dark twist (two, actually) still to come. When this devilish book ends, there will, indeed, be only one animal left standing. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Lucy Ruth Cummins is an author, an illustrator, and an art director of children’s books. Her debut picture book, A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award, an Irma Black Honor Book, and an ALA Notable Book. She is also the illustrator of This Is Not a Valentine, written by Carter Higgins. She lives with her husband and son in Brooklyn, New York. Her favorite food is the french fry. Visit her online at LucyRuthCummins.com.

Subject: Animals > Juvenile fiction.
Predatory animals > Juvenile fiction.
Surprise > Juvenile fiction.
Animals > Fiction.
Predatory animals > Fiction.
Surprise > Fiction.
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