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Tawny Scrawny Lion

A very hungry lion is chasing animals all around the jungle, and the animals are tired of it. So a very brave rabbit invites the scrawny lion home to share dinner with the rabbit family. Is it a recipe for disaster? This beloved story was first brought to life in a classic Little Golden Book written by Kathryn Jackson and illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren. In this edition, author Kristen L. Depken has updated the tale for young readers, using simple language to pass along the story’s message of kindness and sharing. Brand-new artwork by illustrator Sue DiCicco renders the hungry lion more sympathetic than scary. It’s a wonderful way to share with children the idea that a little kindness goes a long way in making the world a better place for everyone.

Tie-in Activity: Showing Kindness. Allow your child to help you the next time you donate items to a local food bank. You can point out that, like the rabbit in the story, you’re sharing food with others who are hungry.