A Hungry Lion, or a Dwindling Assortment of Animals


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$17.99  $16.55
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publish Date
9.4 X 0.6 X 9.1 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Lucy Ruth Cummins is an author, an illustrator, and art director of children's books. She has been happily paired with Jean Reidy for Truman, which was named a New York Times Best Children's Book of 2019, and Sylvie. She also is the author-illustrator of A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals; Stumpkin; and Vampenguin. When she was little, she had a pet spider in the shed where her dad kept the lawnmower. Every day little Lucy caught flies and placed them in her spider's web at mealtimes. Lucy was born in Montreal, raised in upstate New York, and lives with her little family in Brooklyn, New York.


*"Gets even better with multiple readings...a good dose of subversively hearty laughter"--Kirkus Reviews - Starred Review "December 15, 2015 "
"Hilariously dark...When this devilish book ends, there will, indeed, be only one animal left standing."--Booklist "February 2016 "
"With several surprises, and some truly extraordinary full-page illustrations, this story winds itself to a laugh-out-loud ending that will tickle the unconventional funny bone. ...Highly recommended for any library, sure to be a favorite read-aloud."--School Library Journal "March 2016 "
*"Cummins's dizzy meta-tale has just enough wink and cheek to assure readers that it's all in good fun, and her visual style--sketchbook playful, slyly spiking sweet-seeming scenes with moments of menace and fear--should leave them hungering (in a nice way) for her next book."--Publisher's Weekly - Starred Review "December 14, 2015 "
"understated, sly delight... similar to Klassen's books, but has a daffy and dry style all its own."--The Boston Globe "March 19, 2016 "