Story Hour Kit

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Best Audience: Children Grades 00-02


In the picture book Lion, Lion, a boy is looking for his kitten named Lion. He encounters a large lion who is looking for lunch. The boy and his animal friends start to suspect that the lion might have swallowed the kitten! Do not despair! The boy has a red flashlight and a plan…

With the activities in this Story Hour Kit, your readers can
make their own trusty red flashlight and go looking for the lost kitten. Where will they find the kitten? Inside lions! Or better yet, inside lion books in your collection.

The kit contains:

— Kitten template to cut out
— List of lion picture books (to hide kittens inside)
— Flashlight paper craft
— Poster and copy to share your event
— Suggested preparation & dialogue


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Lion, Lion: Story Hour Kit

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9780062271044Lion, Lion
By Miriam Busch
Illustrated by Larry Day
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN-13: 9780062271044
Age Range: 4 – 8 Years

For fans of Ezra Jack Keats, this perfect read-aloud is a timeless story featuring plenty of animals!

A little boy is looking for Lion. Lion is looking for lunch.

And so our story begins. But look closely…In this tale, nothing is quite as it seems!
Children will delight in this classic picture book with a mischievous twist.



“Amusing…[with] a Sendakian flair…An excellent way to introduce younger listeners to the deliberate subversion of expectations.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“A killer combination of twisty wordplay, kid-perfect watercolors and characters that demand funny voices, Lion, Lion is a read aloud sure to leave your audience delighted and you just a little hoarse.” —NPR
“With plenty of chuckle-worthy illustrations and a simple but enjoyable story, this should work well in storytimes or for one-on-one reading.” —School Library Journal
“Sly, dark humor for little ones—at its best.” —Kirkus Reviews

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