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Tawny Scrawny Lion (Little Golden Book) Hardcover – July 15, 2001
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About the Author
Janette Sebring Lowrey lived in Texas and wrote young adult novels for Harper in the 1940s and 1950s, as well as a few other Little Golden Books.
Gustaf Tenggren, who immigrated to the U.S. from Sweden in 1920, created other famous Little Golden Book characters such as the Saggy Baggy Elephant and Tawny Scrawny Lion. Before coming to Golden Books, he worked for the Disney studio, providing concept artwork for various characters and scenes in "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs "and "Pinocchio. "He died in 1970.
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Anyway, here's the story: When "The Tawny Scrawny Lion" opens, a lion is devouring the local animal population. Frightened, the local animals convince a young rabbit to approach the lion in hopes that the lion will eat the rabbit, and thus leave them alone for another day. However, as the lion prepares to pounce, the naive, cheery rabbit invites the lion to come home with him to eat dinner with him and all his siblings. Eager to eat them all, the lion agrees.
But as the day wears on, with the rabbit gathering herbs and fish for the carrot stew, they become friends. And once the lion gets to know the rabbit's family, he softens, and the story ends with the lion and rabbits all great friends. After that, the lion only wants to hang out with the rabbits and eat carrot stew. The rabbit family's sincere hospitality has won the lion over.
This is a wonderful little tale with striking illustrations. I read this book all the time as a kid, and I read it to my kids now all the time, and it just never gets old. In fact, I still find it touching everytime.
I hope this review helped someone.
Because of its length I hadn't expected to be able to share this story with my son until he was a bit older. One day my 6-month old noticed the book and reached for it. To my surprise he sat through the whole story! He kisses the pages and babbles happily as we read it. My only complaint is that I wish it were available as a board book: my copy is not going to last very long under his affectionate assaults!
The pictures bring me back. It's so cute the little bunnies and the tawny lion.
No bunnies are harmed and in the end the Lion develops a taste for carrot soup.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a gift for our granddaughter. We read it to her father when he was tiny, so we were pleased that the book was identical. Love the illustrations!Published 3 days ago by NM Reader
One of our favorites books! My daughter has loved this since she was 1 year old. Easy to read aloud and masterful illustrations. Should be part of every kid's library!Published 9 days ago by leahanne33
I gave this to our granddaughter. Her father (our son) loved it. It is a very good story about accepting others. Plus it encourages children to eat their vegetables!Published 12 days ago by Mom Brown
I bought this for myself because I loved this story as a child. When I originally owned it there was a record that was included. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lewis