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We're Going on a Lion Hunt by [David Axtell]

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We're Going on a Lion Hunt Kindle Edition

4.7 out of 5 stars 224 ratings

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Axtell takes a storytime classic to the African savanna, where loving sisters enjoy a day's adventure. With fruit, juice, and teddy bear in hand, they travel through towering green grasses under the watchful eye of a giraffe, swim through a dappled blue lake with zebras and a flamingo, and pull each other through a squishy swamp unbeknownst to a hippopotamus. They wake the lion sleeping in his cave, and as he follows them, they arrive home and shut the door safely. The adventure has neither dampened their spirits nor muddied their white anklets. Axtell's sun-soaked, impressionistic oil paintings offer beautiful landscapes and engaging details, from wild animals who linger at a safe distance, to a dropped teddy that is retrieved just in time. Large figures on the page make this a good choice for storytimes as well as lap times. Like Michael Rosen's We're Going on a Bear Hunt (McElderry, 1989), this lovely picture book will delight preschoolers.
Laura Scott, Baldwin Public Library, Birmingham, MI
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Booklist

A favorite summer camp chant gets a refreshing new life when two contemporary African sisters set out on an animal hunt. This time, though, they're after a lion, not a bear, and the landscape is a wide-open savanna rich with animal life. All the familiar appeal of the original is here. Each page begins with the same phrase, "We're going on a lion hunt. We're going to catch a big one. We're not scared. Been there before. Oh, no. . . ." The infectious repetition gives way to new obstacles to navigate--long grass, a lake, a swamp--before the lion is found and the girls retrace their tracks (lion in pursuit) and find home. In vivid pastels, Axtell paints the girls and animals running side by side, drawing the reader into the wild fantasy and gleeful terror of the game, as well as the delight the sisters find in each other. With its musical, easily remembered text and full-page illustrations, this will be a perennial story-hour hit. Gillian Engberg --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B016VJAZUI
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Square Fish; 1st edition (December 1, 2015)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 1, 2015
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 14384 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 33 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 224 ratings

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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Dee78
5.0 out of 5 stars My preschool loved joining in with this story
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 29, 2020
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TeachUK
3.0 out of 5 stars A Lion Hunt With Hardly Any Tale.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 11, 2019
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TeachUK
3.0 out of 5 stars A Lion Hunt With Hardly Any Tale.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 11, 2019
There is no comparison between this and the original 'We're Going On A Bear Hunt'. The illustration graphics in this run off are really very bad, the tale is truncated missing out two adventures along the way and the illustrated pages at the end are in the wrong order. Making it a lion hunt is a good idea, but once you've read the original it comes up lacking.
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lorna
5.0 out of 5 stars Good purchase
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 9, 2020
Mrs G
4.0 out of 5 stars other than that it's a good story, my kids are familiar with the 'bear ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 25, 2017
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Mrs G
4.0 out of 5 stars other than that it's a good story, my kids are familiar with the 'bear ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 25, 2017
the last 2 illustrations are the wrong way round according to the sequence of events; other than that it's a good story, my kids are familiar with the 'bear hunt' version so I'm sure they'll enjoy this one
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Sen_sunflower
4.0 out of 5 stars Engaging short story, lovingly illustrated.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 20, 2016
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