Sunday, June 5, 2011
Christian, the Hugging Lion by Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell and Amy June Bates
Lions are the most social of all cats. The special thing that Christian used to do was to hug people, and he even did this when Ace and John visited him in Africa. Kinda cool to see it captured on video: http://youtu.be/TVeP4Jb1wsU . (I suggest muting the obnoxious music.)
Authors Richardson and Parnell also wrote And Tango Makes Three, which is a fabulous book. Christian, the Hugging Lion is aimed at the same preschool to Grade 2 audience, but it begs for additional discussion about the ethics of wild animals kept as pets.