Hubert the lion, terribly vain about his beautiful mane, tries everything to make it grow back after it goes up in smoke. "A riotously funny picture-book tale." — Booklist
A haughty lion accidentally loses his mane. His friends find a remedy, but it creates a new crisis.
First published in 1959, this is one of more than 30 books written by the great Bill Peet. In it, a proud young lion loses his hair in an accident, and his animal friends come out to solve his problem. An elephant remembers a cure (crocodile tears), but no animal is brave enough to collect them except the clever elephant. However, the croc tonic works so too well, and a baboon is dispatched to trim the overgrown mane. The resulting haircut is a tribute to nonconformity: "You can search every jungle, each circus and zoo, From San Francisco to Timbuctoo But I doubt that you'll find though you look everywhere A lion whose mane is so perfectly square ............So there!" The rhymes are delightful and the pictures are fun, relaxed, and absorbing!
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