Once upon a time a hungry lion is surrounded by more than a dozen of his animal pals. What’s the reader to think when the animals begin to disappear—their numbers dwindling little by little until the lion is left all alone? Never fear, readers, because the answer may not be quite what you think!

Today is the hungry lion’s birthday, and his friends have a big surprise planned! But this isn’t the end of the twists and turns for this story, and students and teachers alike will be kept guessing until the very end.

The bright, simple animal drawings will delight readers and draw them into the action with every page. Each page uses just enough text to keep the reader engaged and guessing, but not enough to give away what happens next.

This cleverly created picture book is a great addition to any teacher’s mentor text collection. When reading aloud to your students, take the time to pause periodically for rich discussions around the students’ predictions. What happened to the animals? What will happen next? Why do you think that? Asking students to support their predictions with evidence from the text is a critical skill that students need to master in order to become college and career ready.

Additionally, Lucy Ruth Cummins knows just how to capture students’ interests and attention, drawing them in and engaging them every step of the way. Cummins seamlessly transitions through the story, and her exceptional way of crafting this story provides a great model during writing workshop.

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