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Book Review: In the Lion
Book Review: In the Lion

In the Lion

James Foley

Walker Books, $27.95

In the city there's a zoo. In the zoo there's a lion. And in the lion there's...

Author/illustrator James Foley's new picture book follows the familiar pattern of cumulative storytelling much loved by children and parents alike.

When the king of beasts decides to swallow some unexpected items, it's the smallest of bystanders who must gather his courage (and a toothbrush) and save everyone's day. With vibrant cartoonish illustrations and a repetitive text whose tension builds and builds until young readers will be ready to pop right along with the titular beast, In the Lion is sure to delight.

The West Australian

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