The Lion Who Wanted to Love
Told in verse, the story of a brave little lion who sets out to prove that daring to be different can have its rewards in the end. First published in hardback in 1997. Illustrated in colour by David Wojtowycz.
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|Library of Congress
||Lions, Pictorial works, Juvenile poetry, Children's poetry, English
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Description of this Book
Deep in the African heartland Way out on the hot sunny plains, There lived a small lion who didn't fit in And Leo was this lion's name. All Leo wants is to love and hug his fellow lions, but his mother tells him that if he can't learn to hunt he has no place in the pride. So Leo is all alone...until out in the wide world he meets lots of animals who appreciate his help. Soon he has a whole pride of his own, made up of all his friends. Even the other lions appreciate Leo's love in the end. This funny, touching rhyming text is wonderfully brought to life by Hugh Laurie with accompanying jungle music and sound effects.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
Winner of Red House Children's Book Award: Younger Children 1998.
||Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)
David Wojtowycz 'or simply David W to his friends' was born in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. He inherits his unusual second name from his Ukranian-born father. David went to Goldsmiths College, University of London to study fine art and graduated in 1992. David's distinctive style is instantly recognisable due largely to his popular greeting card range, Pigs Might Fly 'Statics' and more recently, Flux Deluxe 'Santoro Graphics'. It was while David was working with Statics that he met Giles Andreae, alias Purple Ronnie, and this led to their collaboration on their first book for Orchard Rumble in the Jungle, \n \nDavid lives in South London. Giles Andreae is the award-winning and bestselling author of Rumble in the Jungle, Giraffes Can't Dance and The Lion Who Wanted to Love. Giles is also the creator and voice behind Purple Ronnie. He lives in London.