Deep in the Jungle by Dan Yaccarino

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The lion is king of the jungle...just ask any of the other animals. All he has to do is open his mouth --


-- to remind them. Now a slick lion tamer is promising to make him king of the circus. But this time, the lion might not have such an easy time convincing everyone he's king. Children will roar with laughter as a jungle bully gets his well-deserved comeuppance and becomes a jungle pussycat in Dan Yaccarino's hilarious tongue-in-cheek fable.


About Dan Yaccarino

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Artist and freelance illustrator Dan Yaccarino graduated from the Parsons School of Design in New York in 1987. Yaccarino's work has appeared in periodicals such as Rolling Stone, Playboy and New York magazine. AT&T, Mount Gay Rum, Gardenburger and other companies have used his images and illustrations in their advertising. In 1993, Yaccarino published his first children's book, Big Brother Mike, and has since written or illustrated almost twenty more children's books.
Published January 1, 2001 by Scholastic. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The animals are not keen on the lion's reappearance (their words sting the lion), but they are unwitting about the future and what the cages represent.

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In perhaps his best-realized picture book yet, Yaccarino (Zoom! Zoom! Zoom! I'm Off to the Moon) takes a tongue-in-cheek look at an arrogant king of beasts. This lion bullies his subjects, including f

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"" `I'm afraid I must eat you,' he explained, `if you don't obey me....' The animals couldn't stand him one bit."" One day, a city slicker arrives in the jungle and appeals to the lion's ego, promising to make him a big star if he leaves the jungle.

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