The Lion Who Wanted to Love
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The Lion Who Wanted to Love

By (author) Giles Andreae , Illustrated by David Wojtowycz , By (author) David Wojtowycz

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Leo isn't like other lion cubs. Instead of chasing zebras and antelopes, he wants to make friends and hug them. But can a lion who's so different ever fit in with the rest of the pride? Learn how Leo's need to be different brings happiness to the jungle in this heart-warming story that little ones will love. This touching rhyming picture book, winner of the Children's Book Award, is a joy to read aloud and share.

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 233.68 x 297.18 x 5.08mm | 204.12g
  • 29 Apr 1999
  • Hachette Children's Group
  • ORCHARD BOOKS
  • London
  • English
  • colour and b&w illustrations
  • 1860399134
  • 9781860399138
  • 435

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Author Information

Giles Andreae is the hugely successful, immensely talented author behind numerous award-winning children's books, including the bestselling Giraffes Can't Dance. He is also the creator of the incredibly popular Purple Ronnie poetry range. Giles lives in London. David Wojtowycz is a talented artist and designer. He divides his time between London and Berlin. Giles and David have collaborated on several bestselling picture book titles including Dinosaurs Galore!, Rumble in the Jungle, Commotion in the Ocean and The Lion Who Wanted to Love, which won the Children's Book Award in 1998.

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Lovely heartwarming story

"I think I love this story as much as my daughter loves it. It is touching, and the pictures are the sort that children adore. The story begins quite sadly (how sad for a mother to disapprove so strongly) but the way everything works out for the best is a joy. "show more
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