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A vegetarian lion? Come on!
am 21. April 2000
You know, I really want to be able to endorse this book. The illustrations, quite colorful and appealing, though infantile and lacking detail, are pretty cute--especially the young cheetah in distress--and they carry the book, coupled with the fact that the story is told in rhyme. You just can't beat a rhyming book with good meter! I just draw the line where a seemingly possible story strays into the realm of impossibility. What does a young vegetarian lion eat? This point is not addressed. I categorize this book with ones like "The Rainbow Fish", in which authors seem to try to brainwash our children into accepting some sort of utopian ideal of living in harmony with the universe. The problem with this idea is that it simply does not work in practice. It's a nice goal toward which to strive, but the nasty reality is that in today's world, it's the fastest, strongest, and meanest lion who gets to be king of the pride.