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The Lion Who Wanted to Love [Paperback]

Giles Andreae , David Wojtowycz

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April 29 1999 Orchard Picturebooks
Leo isn't like other lion cubs. Instead of chasing zebras and antelopes, he wants to make friends and hug them. But can a lion who's so different ever fit in with the rest of the pride? Learn how Leo's need to be different brings happiness to the jungle in this heart-warming story that little ones will love. This touching rhyming picture book, winner of the Children's Book Award, is a joy to read aloud and share.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Orchard Books (April 29 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1860399134
  • ISBN-13: 978-1860399138
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 29.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #270,719 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Giles Andreae is the hugely successful, immensely talented author behind numerous award-winning children's books, including the bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance. He is also the creator of the incredibly popular Purple Ronnie poetry range. Giles lives in London. David Wojtowycz is a talented artist and designer. He divides his time between London and Berlin. Giles and David have collaborated on several bestselling picture book titles including Dinosaurs Galore!, Rumble in the Jungle, Commotion in the Ocean and The Lion Who Wanted to Love, which won the Children's Book Award in 1998.

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Amazon.com: 4.3 out of 5 stars  11 reviews
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Daring to be different and ending up the leader of the pride Sept. 7 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Fantastic book for 2-5 year olds. Great rythm and vocabulary. The artwork is well suited for children. Still one of my favorite books for bedtime.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Demonstrates helping, cooperation and teamwork March 15 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
My five year old as well as the other five girls in her Daisy Troop loved this book. I found it fun and easy to read aloud and used it to discuss love,cooperation,teamwork and helping.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet story Nov. 9 2011
By littlebird - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a really sweet book. Leo doesn't want to hunt his prey, he wants to be their friends. As he is outcast from his pride, he stays true to his inner self. He makes many friends along the way! This book really encourages not always going with the flow and being a true friend and peace maker. His pride comes around to seeing that he truly is a king. Great little story for instilling sweet values and confidence in young ones.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not one of Giles Andreae's best June 26 2010
By Julie - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I am a big fan of Giles' books. We have most of them! Our favorites.. Giraffes Can't Dance and Rumble in the Jungle. But this one did not meet our expectations. First of all, the mother sends Leo away! What mother would ever send her child away? It doesn't make sense. Also, I don't like all of the references to death. And "biting through the skin" of the zebra. It's definitely not good for young children.
2.0 out of 5 stars Ok Book May 21 2014
By Kristin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
The story itself is good but I did not realize I was getting a very cheap book. The binding and pages are light paper. Not great for a toddler's book!

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