LEO THE LION by Gerda Wagener

LEO THE LION

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Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

 A German story about a lonely lion who longs to be petted like a cat. Alas! most people are terrified of him, while the zoo-keeper wants him to line up for a daily pat: ``One lion more or less won't make much difference.'' Leo finally gets the affection he craves from a lioness. This doesn't have quite the delicious, whimsical irony of Fatio's The Happy Lion (1954), but it's smoothly told, warmly depicts a childlike need for attention, and is satisfyingly comic--especially its lively, expressive illustrations.~(Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: March 29th, 1991
ISBN: 0-06-021656-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1991




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