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A Lion Named Shirley Williamson
Houghton-mifflin / 2000 / Paperback
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The other lions in the zoo, Goobah, Poobah and Aroobah are jealous of the new lion, Shirley Williamson. They snicker at her grand sounding name and fancy airs, and roar disapprovingly when she receives special treatment from her devoted friend Seymouur, the zookeeper: meals on trays, roses, and a little rug to recline on. Matters worsen when Seymour, charged with favoritism, is fired and Shirley escapes from the zoo to search for him. Why Shirley has an unusual name and how two unlikley friends are bonded by painful losses--for Shirley, her cherished homeland in Africa and for Seymour, his beloved wife--are told in this hilarious yet heart wrenching story.
The lions at the zoo are jealous of the new lioness because of her fancy name and because of the special treatment she receives from the zookeeper.
Bernard Waber, who has written eight delightful books about Lyle the Crocodile, a little boy named Ira, and a firefly named Torchy, is the author of more than seventeen picture books for children. Widely praised by reviewers for his ability to describe common family problems, he is best loved by children for his freeflowing humor and gentle characters.
"A delightful adventure for reading aloud in humorous tribute to one of nature's most majestic creatures." School Library Journal, starred review School Library Journal, Starred
"Waber is back in full form with a story that is both hysterical and poignant. It succeeds on every level, offering a plot that prances along, characters that show the inevitable tangle of emotions life elicits, and artwork that is so funny yet sly that adults and children can both relish it. Shirley, take your place alongside Waber's perennial favorite, Lyle the crocodile." Booklist, starred review Booklist, ALA, Starred Review
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