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How Leo learned to be king / Marcus Pfister ; translated by J. Alison James.

Pfister, Marcus. (Author). James, J. Alison. (Added Author).
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Roseau Public Library e PFI (Text) 35500002518668 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 1558589139 (trade)
  • ISBN: 1558589147 (library)
  • ISBN: 059051153x (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : North-South Books, 1998.

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Summary, etc.: When Leo the lion, King of the Beasts, ignores his subjects, preferring to lie around lazily being waited on and admired, they take away his crown.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 March 1998
    Ages 3^-6. Pfister, the author of the remarkably popular picture book The Rainbow Fish (1992), offers another of his parables in picture-book format, this time without the glitter effect. Leo the lion is king of the jungle, but his subjects think he's a lazy ruler and depose him. A dejected Leo skulks around to see whether any of the animals miss him--they don't--but now that he is close to the other animals, Leo is able to help them when the need arises. Predictably, the animals like the new, improved Leo and ask him to return to his throne. The book ends rather abruptly (and enigmatically) when Leo says, "It would be a privilege to serve you. But I don't need a crown and a throne to rule. After all, while I may be king, I'm still an animal like all of you." Pfister's signature artwork, soft edged, with lots of greens and purples, is the best part of the book, but the story never rises above the mundane. Still, with Pfister's name recognition, libraries may want to consider purchase. ((Reviewed March 1, 1998)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

Subject: Lion > Juvenile fiction.
Animals > Juvenile fiction.
Heads of state > Juvenile fiction.
Laziness > Juvenile fiction.
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