Little Lions by Jim Arnosky

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High up on a rocky ledge, a mountain lion rests in the sun. But she is not alone. By her side, two four-week-old kittens purr and play. They climb her hilly hips and tumble down her tail. They wrestle near her great big jaws and jump over her giant lion legs. They dig down under her chest and crawl out between her paws. But when curiosity gets the better of one little kitten, creeping and peeking over the ledge edge, the mountain lion mother pulls him back to safety! In this stunning companion to Rabbits and Raindrops, the preeminent naturalist in children's books today once again offers readers a study in nature's contrasts--juxtaposing creatures big and small, old and young--and as majestic as any Lion King.

About Jim Arnosky

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Acclaimed for his picture books that speak directly to young naturalists, Jim Arnosky enjoys researching different ecological areas with his wife, Deanna. His many awards and honors include the Washington Post--Children's Book Guild Award for overall contribution to nonfiction for children and the Eva L. Gordon Award for outstanding children's science literature. He has also written and illustrated numerous ALA Notable Books and Outstanding Science Books. Home base for the Arnoskys is a two-hundred-year-old farmhouse in northern Vermont. Their daughters and their families live nearby.
Published March 23, 1998 by Putnam Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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 A mother mountain lion basks in the sun while her roly-poly kits play on the rock ledge beside her.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Little Lions

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Stretching the moments like a sunny spring day, this picture book takes a lingering look at a pair of four-week-old lion cubs while they are completely dependent upon their mother. This wink of time e

Mar 02 1998 | Read Full Review of Little Lions

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