Admittedly, the pictures are rather cute (except for the little girl, whose face sometimes seems rather troublesome). If I were a lion, a big bad lion, With an impressive mighty roar, I’d have no care as to who was there Or who hid behind their door. What's even better than the story, though, are the incredible illustrations. ENGLISH TRANSLATION AVAILABLE (for publishers only). This is obviously intended for younger readers, but I'm not sure they'd pick up on the sarcasm that was intended. I'm sitting in the time-out chair because my mother put me there. She lives in New York City. need to explain why, but it’s also fun to be a small, weak animal like a bird, I'm sitting in the time-out chair because my mother put me there. March 1st 2004 She said, "You try my patience, child! The girl amuses and defends herself by saying all the ways she is NOT wild, comparing herself to various wild animals who have much worse behavior than she does. Altogether, an animal is free to do whatever it likes – a baboon, for example, … I realize this is a children's picture book, however, the pictures are scary in this book. See full terms and conditions and this month's choices. I had rate this book 1 star, which don't often do. This book is about a little girl who was in trouble and she was sitting in timeout. I would definitely want to read this in a classroom, I think it is the type of book that kids will enjoy and laugh at because the little girl is easy to relate to. If I were a lion I’d wear a mane To protect me when … No one tells the I loved reading this to my daughter when she was 3 or 4. I love how the illustrations and words both worked together to really capture the little girls imagination.
A little boy tries to imagine himself as a lion, a shark, a Tell us what you like and we'll recommend books you'll love. Will use for an anger storytime. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. it held the attention of many children for a long period of time and the pictures were great to! To see what your friends thought of this book. The humor in the books is really for the parents of children, but kids will be delighted by the animal sounds and the vibrant illustrations.
Digital products purchased from this site are sold by Simon & Schuster Digital Sales Inc. Don't miss our eBook deals starting at $0.99! While in her time-out, the adorable red haired 3 year old, considers what wild really means (lions, bears, orcas, frogs, wolves...), while maintaining her innocences of being wild(She is "precocious and polite."). When Sarah can't get to sleep, she goes through the alphabet in her head, trying to think of people she knew … I really enjoyed this tale of a rambunctious, imaginative child put in Time Out and the myriad animals she imagines who are much more badly behaved than. baboon and various other creatures, even a tiny ant.
As the story progresses, many of the animals aren't specifically named, so it would be good for asking "What kind of animal is this?"
Loved this. this book was really good! They will sympathize with the unnamed is put on "time out" for misbehaving. I do not like it when you're wild.". I have been trying to remember the title for the longest time. The animals were fine but the kid was creepy. Basil She said, "You try my patience, child! because a bird flying in the sky or sitting in a tree has real advantages over He loves it too. I didn't care for the illustrations (particularly those of the girl--she's reminiscent of Gollum in the. Very cute overall, and a fun read for the classroom (or for my client's in speech therapy). everyone beneath him. 3+. The illustrations in this story—minus those of the little girl for some reason—are the best part. At the end they all turn into her stuffed animals and she cleans them up, which I'm a sucker for. It wasn't a big hit with the kindergartners, but I think it would work really well in a smaller, familial setting to teach about manners and apologizing. shark to get out of the water, or tells the frog that he’s being stupid when he When Sarah can't get to sleep, she goes through the alphabet in her head, trying to think of people she knew in elementary school whose names begin with each letter. I bought this book for my first granddaughter 13 years ago. It is also has good vocabulary for them to learn.
She spends her punishment explaining that SHE is not wild (only her animals). A girl is put in time out for being too wild, but she imagines how much wilder she would be if she were all different kinds of animals. child’s self-esteem.
It, and Two eggs, please. -- Betsy Lewin, Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, Any use of an author photo must include its respective photo credit. Cute idea, and great way to teach opposites. Definitely worth checking it out if you've never read it. Maybe I was just in the wrong mood when I read this because I did not like it, but I see it has a very high rating here on GoodReads. I am happy to see a book about loudness/rambunctiousness/naughtiness that has a girl at its center. This has incredibly beautiful illustrations, though I do not care for the little girl—somehow the animals and surroundings came off as artsy and quirky and the little girl is downright creepy to me. Great illustrations! She compared herself to animals and saying they were worse than her, but her and animals are different. If I were a lion, what would happen? I'm sitting in my time out chair, because my mother put me there! I thought this book was adorable. Be the first to ask a question about If I Were a Lion.
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I actually really liked the text of this book, but the illustrations were unsettling. jumps into a puddle. It was her favorite (and mine). is just being himself. Refresh and try again.
It is one of my very favorite children's books. © 2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved. Great rhyme scheme, cute concept.
A precocious little girl is in time out after acting a little “wild”. I do not like it when your wild?" and you can make up stories all night long. Delightful and perceptive book about feelings and being "too wild." Really great kids' book about a little girl who is so wild she gets put in time out and must defend herself. It starts with her Mother saying "You try my patience, child! It is perhaps best appreciated by parents and siblings of such a child. If I were a lion and the king of beasts, I’d ferociously guard my pride - And all who heard my roaring voice Would run with fear and hide. This book is great for rhyming and grouping words together. As the story progresses, many of the animals aren't specifically named, so it would be good for asking "What kind of animal is this?" ENGLISH TRANSLATION AVAILABLE (for publishers only). This book is not yet featured on Listopia. At the end they all turn into her stuffed animals and she cleans them up, which I'm a sucker for. A little boy tries to imagine himself as a lion, a shark, a baboon and various other creatures, even a tiny ant. It’s fun to be a lion, no need to explain why, but it’s also fun to be a small, weak animal like a bird, because a bird flying in the sky or sitting in a tree has real advantages over everyone beneath him. The little girl got in trouble and she never understood why she did. For example she uses words to describe what wild would be and what her mom said about her was wrong.
The illustrations really work well in this story. "Sarah Weeks's rambunctious angel in If I Were a Lion will have readers roaring with laughter. I loved that the author uses correct grammar-subjunctive clause-when most people don't even have a clue what that is. Sweet illustrations and a nicely paced story. You don't get that impression from the cover, but she's very very odd looking. The illustration sin this book are amazing, they’re very bright and colorful and in your face. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The illustrations are good, but I'm not in love with the style. As the parent of a frequent time-outer, I like reading this to my son. She lives in New Mexico with her husband, daughter, and son, who especially love to share joyous secrets. Readers' Most Anticipated Books of November. Offer redeemable at Simon & Schuster's ebook fulfillment partner. When Sarah can't get to sleep, she goes through the alphabet in her head, trying to think of people she knew in elementary school whose names begin with each letter. in rhyme, full of fun situations, dealing with identity and strengthening a She lives in New York City. Altogether, an animal is free to do whatever it likes – a The book has few words and talks about a girl who gets in trouble but describes what she would do if she were a variety of different animals. Illustrations: Aviel Free eBook offer available to NEW US subscribers only. A mischievous story While 'strong-willed' children may not need any further encouragement, the little red-head in this picture book is fairly bursting with personality, and her imaginative verse and the expressive illustrations are sure to draw a smile. We’d love your help. I love love love this book. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Now I'm reading it to my 2nd granddaughter. Great rhyme scheme, cute concept. A sweet and clever book about a little girl on time-out for being wild. Must redeem within 90 days.
A little girl's mother calls her "wild" and she is put in a time out chair. Will use for an anger, Loved this. by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. She is also the illustrator of Clever Beatrice and the Best Little Pony by Margaret Willey and If I Were a Lion by Sarah Weeks. However, I didn't really like the story. Sarah Weeks has written many books for children, including If I Were a Lion, Paper Parade, Angel Face, So B. Thank you for signing up, fellow book lover! I'm sitting in the time-out chair because my mother put me there.
all the advantages of being someone else, he concludes that what he likes most The idea is cute and rhymes are always appreciated by the kindergartners, though some of the rhymes and rhythms felt a little forced. Sarah Weeks has written many books for children, including If I Were a Lion, Paper Parade, Angel Face, So B. And it’s great to be an owl – you don’t have to go to bed AGE: 2-5 She said, "You try my patience, child! This book is good to teach children about rhyming and how to rhyme. We loved the rhymes and the illustrations. In particular, what's with "Wild's as naughty as you get."? I don't really think this taught a very good lesson. baboon, for example, doesn’t care that you can see his bottom. “One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. Little kids hate being yelled at or told what to do and this is her expressing herself. full terms and conditions and this month's choices, Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (July 24, 2007), Kansas NEA Reading Circle List PrimaryTitle, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Master List, Child Magazine's Guide to Top Books, Videos and Software of the Year, Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award Nominee. If I were a lion, Despite the higher reviews, this was simple not my favorite children’s book.
A girl is put in time out for being too wild, but she imagines how much wilder she would be if she were all different kinds of animals. It's a cute idea, just carried out poorly. The little girl's face scares me. I didn't really like this book. But after the little boy considers I don’t see me reading it again to my students.
Heather M. Solomon was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start for Clever Beatrice, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award. Other than that, the illustrations are gorgeous.
Sarah Weeks has been writing children’s books and songs for the past twenty years. Plus, receive recommendations and exclusive offers on all of your favorite books and authors from Simon & Schuster.
But overall, it's a fun book to read aloud. I actually related to this book because it is about a little girl whose mother says she is "wild" and the little girl goes on to describe things that are actually wild.
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