Illustrations by Jim Field
March comes in like a lion--so, here come the lions! Read a madcap British story of two brothers, Dan and Eric, who flood their house with cornflakes getting enough coupons to send away for a free lion. While their mother insists they will all eat cornflakes till they’re gone, the boys realize everyone else is sending, too. Kids will love the scene in the park with lions doing everything from playing soccer to crunching cones from an overturned Mr. Whippy van. (Some lions are better behaved than others.) When it’s finally the brothers’ turn, the company’s run out of lions. Disasters follow, as they receive a grumpy grizzly bear, a bathroom-monopolizing crocodile, and a hip gorilla who mangles Dad’s car. What next? Could they be considering a free tiger? Eric’s neat, deadpan narration and Field’s witty digital illustrations with finely-drawn details make this a hilarious way to welcome turbulent March.
2015, Ages 4 to 8
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Recommended by: Barbara Talcroft
Barbara Talcroft reviews children’s books professionally for childrenslit.com and for Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database. She has a Master’s degree in International Children’s Literature. She also has many years’ experience as a teacher. Barbara is one of the founders of LANTERN and its past chairperson.