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In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
by Marion Dane Bauer
Emily Arnold McCully, Illustrator

Reinforced | 32 pages | 9 x 10 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823422388 | 01-01-2011

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Seasons, Rhyme & Alliteration, Animals/Fiction
Recommendations: A, K, LMC, NYTBR, PW, SLJ

About the Book

March comes in with a roar.
He rattles your windows
and scratches at your door

In this exuberant, rhythmic story, March, personified as a lion, enters a boy's cozy home and leaves a trail of snow flurries and muddy footprints. The boy calmly observes the pouncing, howling, growling lion until in comes the lamb on the crest of a huge sneeze.

Escorted by grass, flowers, sunshine, showers, and animal babies large and small, the lamb brings forth spring.


"A good addition to the spring shelf, [the book] is sure to find its way, roaring and bleating, to classrooms studying similes."—Kirkus Reviews

"Readers will want to find this book each spring. . . . Children will certainly enjoy this as a read-aloud. All readers will connect with the weather topic, and this title would make a great kick-off for a unit related to weather.—Library Media Collection

Check out the extensive interview featuring Newbery Honor-winning author Marion Dane Bauer, Caldecott Medalist Emily Arnold McCully, and their editor Grace Maccarone!