Watch Out for the Lion! by Brooke Hartman, illustrated by Anna Süßbauer

Published by Page Street Kids

Summary:  On the first page, readers are shown a labeled diagram of a lion–tail, ears, snout, fangs, and claw–so that they’ll know what to look for and avoid danger.  On the next page, watch out, it’s a lion’s tail!  Or is it?  Another page turn reveals the tail actually belongs to a giraffe.  And so it goes, with different body parts revealed to be a sloth, a hamster, and a walrus.  When a lion finally comes along, it turns out to be a cute baby cub.  But there really was a lion, so stay on your toes!  You never know what may be lurking around the corner.  32 pages; ages 3-8.

Pros:  Any story that is this interactive is a win in my book, and I can’t wait to read it to kindergarteners sometime in the near future.

Cons:  I wish there had been a few more animals included. It was over too quickly.

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