Watch Out for the Lion! (Hardcover)

Watch Out for the Lion! By Brooke Hartman, Anna Süßbauer (Illustrator) Cover Image

Watch Out for the Lion! (Hardcover)


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Readers beware—there’s a ferocious lion in this book! The book warns that it has seen the lion already. First its bristly tail, then clashing claws, twitchy ears, fearsome fangs… and it’s lying in wait to turn any unsuspecting passerby into a child cheeseburger or rugrat ravioli.

But does a brushy tail always belong to a lion? When you touch the curvy claws, will they be attached to a paw? You never really know what might be lurking around the corner in this surprising story that challenges readers to face their darkest fears, and maybe even laugh about them.

Brooke Hartman is an award-winning author of multiple picture books, including Lotte’s Magical Paper Puppets and Pega Sisters Go to Camp (both Page Street Kids). When her daughter battled issues with anxiety, Brooke wrote this up-roar-iously funny book to show that circumstances are often not as dire as they seem. She lives in Alaska with her husband, two kids, and a chocolate lab who barks at every car that passes their house—because it just might be driven by a lion.

Anna Süßbauer got the nickname “Angsthase” (“scared bunny” in German) from her daughter for being easily frightened, so she would like to give the narrator of this story a supportive hug. Anna is the illustrator of several children’s books, including Rock-a-Bye Tree Sloth (Little Bee Books). She lives in Cologne, Germany.

Product Details ISBN: 9781645676287
ISBN-10: 1645676285
Publisher: Page Street Kids
Publication Date: February 7th, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English

"Adorable and humorous, [...] the text is chock-full of lively alliteration, making it a pleasure to read aloud. A sure winner for story times as well as one-on-one settings." —School Library Journal, starred review

"The digital illustrations are bold enough to be seen from the back of a classroom or story-hour space, and adept storytellers will be able to make a meal of the snappy text—this tale is well suited for both large group read-alouds and intimate lap reads [...] We're not lyin'—it's a great story!" —Kirkus Reviews