Depken, Kristin. Tawny Scrawny Lion, PICTURE BOOK. Random House, 2016. $3.99.
The lion has an insatiable appetite. He chases animal after animal trying to get full. All the other animals are tired of it. One brave rabbit talks the tawny scrawny lion into coming to his house for dinner. On the way there they pick all sorts of herbs, vegetables, and fruit. The lion is very sceptical, but he tries the carrot soup anyway and he loves it! He eats and eats and eats until he is full and fat. He no longer chases the other animals. This is a classic book that has been put into an early reader format. The fantastic early illustrations are the same and the simple text will interest young readers. PRE-K, K-3- ADVISABLE. Reviewed by Shay, School Librarian