How to Hide a Lion

Title: How to Hide a Lion
Author: Helen Stephens
Illustrator: Helen Stephens
Publisher: Alison Green Books (2012)
ISBN: 9781407121611
 
Series: How to Hide a Lion (1); How to Hide a Lion from Grandma (2); How to Hide a Lion at School (3)
 
“One hot day, a lion strolled into a market square to buy a hat.” Scaring the townspeople the lion runs away and hid in a playhouse belonging to Ivy, a small girl unafraid of lions. She decides to help but discovered it isn’t easy hiding a lion. “He was just too big… too fluffy… and too heavy, especially when he was asleep. And lions sleep a lot.” During one such nap, Ivy hears footsteps outside her bedroom but she couldn’t move the sleeping lion. Her mother enters the room and screams at the sight of the lion. The “lion raced out of the house” and hid amongst the lion statues in the town. It sat still and watched the townspeople going about their business. One night the lion captures burglars escaping from the town hall with the Lord Mayor’s candlesticks. The Mayor offered the new hero anything he wanted. “The lion thought for a moment. Then he asked for… a hat! Which was all he’d come to town for in the first place.”
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