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If I Were a Lion

Illustrated by Heather M. Solomon

I'm sitting in the time-out chair because my mother put me there. She said, "You try my patience, child! I do not like it when you're wild."

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Sarah Weeks has written many books for children, including If I Were a Lion, Paper Parade, Angel Face, So B. It, and Two eggs, please. She lives in New York City. 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.

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Heather M. Solomon was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start for Clever Beatrice, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award. 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. She lives in New Mexico with her husband, daughter, and son, who especially love to share joyous secrets.

"Sarah Weeks's rambunctious angel in If I Were a Lion will have readers roaring with laughter. Parents should love reading it too, as it's bound to evoke memories of their own childhood antics. Heather Solomon's wonderfully textured creatures make you want to touch each one of them." -- Betsy Lewin, Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

  • 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
  • Parents' Choice Approved Award Winner
  • Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award Nominee

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