A Hungry Lion or a Dwindling Assortment of Animals


"Once upon a time there was a hungry lion."  This fellow has a wonderful group of friends all gathered together in the land of the lion until a turn of the page reveals that one animal has gone missing.  And then another.....

Delighted listeners will enjoy looking at the remaining friends to see who is no longer there.  Dwindling has taken place.  Where could they be?

This is a fun, funny, suspenseful, mildly dark story about the food chain, or at least about the large eating the less fortunate.  Perfect for listeners who need to hear something unexpected that might give them a delicious shiver.

40 pages     978-1481448895    Ages 4-8

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com

********* Once upon a time there was a hungry lion and a bunch of adorable animals…what do you think happened next?

There once was a hungry lion, a penguin (Well he was just here…), a little calico kitten (I could have sworn I just saw him…), a brown mouse (Now wait a second…), a bunny with floppy ears and a bunny with un-floppy ears (Okay this is just getting ridiculous), a frog, a bat, a pig, a slightly bigger pig, a wooly sheep, a koala, a hen, and also a turtle.Hey! What’s going on here…

The very hungry lion is all set to enjoy an exciting day with his other animal pals. But all of a sudden his friends start disappearing at an alarming rate! Is someone stealing the hungry lion’s friends, or is the culprit a little…closer to home?

With sharp wit, adorable illustrations, and hysterical twists galore, this debut picture book asks—what do you think happened to the hungry lion’s friends?--from the publisher

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