Does Monty care about his wonderful mane more than his friends?
Monty the lion loves his long, golden mane, so he’s not happy when his meerkat friends mess it up. Stomping off to the waterhole, he’s cheered up by the flattery of a new friend . . . a green friend . . . a big, green friend. With a SNAP Monty realizes that his flattering pal is actually a giant crocodile looking for dinner. And it’s up to Monty to save everyone — including himself!
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Little ones will enjoy the animated scenes, the threatening but ineffectual crocodile, and a vertical two-page spread that deliciously illustrates the lion’s mighty, capitalized "ROARS!" The colorful illustrations are enhanced by tiny scraps of newsprint and maps. The tried-and-true fable about curbing vanity and appreciating friends enjoys a fresh touch with these ebullient African animals. —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Innovative artwork and flowing, sometimes alliterative text make this an unusually appealing story of courage and friendship. —School Library Journal
"Monty’s Magnificent Mane" is a true teaching tale, told in fantastically expressive pictures that young children will adore. —Midwest Book Review
Children and adults will delight in this fanciful book; Monty is truly magnificent! —School Library Connection