Muth, Jon J Mama Lion Wins the Race. PICTURE BOOK. Scholastic, 2017. $18.
Mama Lion and her Tigey are as ready as they can be for the big race. Along the way Mama teaches Tigey an entirely different kind of lesson.
I read this one three times, because I love the illustrations so much and I liked the story, but I couldn’t put my finger on something that was eluding me. Then I realized – I wonder if Muth wrote this story after watching a child play with their stuffed animals and race cars. The illustrations are just that kind of out-of -whackness and the by-play with the cars has that child’s imagination feel to it. I am going to have to try this out on some kids, but I know it will be fun to read aloud.
Pre-K, EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacher