Lion's Lunch? by Fiona Tierney, illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain (Scholastic/Chicken House, 2010)
Sarah is happily strolling through the jungle when she meets Lion, King of the Jungle. He roars, "What are you doing in my jungle?" and quickly decides she should be his lunch. Sarah is determined to save herself by proving that there are things she can do better than the lion. This book is full of energy, bright illustrations, and is an excellent source for building those vocabulary skills. For instance, in the jungle, Lion declares, "Nobody here just sings. We roar, yowl, grunt, chatter, buzz, trumpet, hiss, growl, pant, and harrumph." Does Sarah find something she can do better than Lion? And can she use this skill to save her life and teach Lion a lesson?