When your Lion needs a Bath – review and lion pancakes (3)


My preschoolers and I have had such fun with these two books and I am so happy to be part of Susanna’s blog book tour!


Written by: Susanna Leonard Hill

Illustrated by: Daniel Wiseman

Published by Little Simon (Board Book Edition – 11 July 2017)

Ages: 2 – 4 years

When your Lion needs a Bath is laugh out loud funny! Lion is smelly and his little boy plots and schemes to get him in the bath! Once again Susanna has written this in very few words, with a charming twist at the end. It has perfectly balanced text with colourful and expressive illustrations by Daniel Wiseman. This book is excellent for sharing with little people! We loved it!

And…of course, as with When your Elephant has the Sniffles, I decided a fun food activity was the way to go to extend this book with the kids – they loved it!

Here is what we did…

We sat very quietly and watched my assistant Melanie making pancakes…yummy.


We chopped nectarines, pineapple and cherries.

We gave our lions fruit manes, cherry eyes and a whisker or two of red licorice …

then we stepped back and admired our creativity…


Finally, of course, we ate them for our snack! What fun!


Thanks for popping by and don’t forget to share this post using #whenyourbooks. Every time you post with #whenyourbooks you get an entry in the end-of-tour raffle for a Special Prize!

15 thoughts on “When your Lion needs a Bath – review and lion pancakes (3)

  1. Fantastic, Julie! Your preschoolers are so lucky to have you! I would love to be in your class! 🙂 Thanks so much for having me here today, for your lovely review of LION, and for this delicious recipe that I will probably have for breakfast! 🙂

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