Honey... Honey... Lion!

Honey... Honey... Lion!

by Jan Brett

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Overview

The African plains provide a stunning environment for Jan Brett's latest animal adventure. For as long as anyone can remember, the honeyguide bird and the African honey badger have been partners when it comes to honey:Honeyguide finds the honeycomb, Badger breaks it open, and they share the sweetness inside.

But this day, Badger keeps all the honey for himself. Foolish Badger!

In no time, Honeyguide leads Badger on a fast chase. Badger thinks it's for honey; but Honeyguide has a surprise waiting for her greedy friend.

As they swim across a pond, push through a thicket of reeds, leap over a huge anthill, a menagerie of exotic animals passes the news along in a kind of animal Bush Telegraph. Finally Badger faces a lift-the-flap page, revealing the twist that teaches Badger a lesson. Can you guess who's under that flap?

Honey . . . Honey . . . Lion! will surely become a family favorite for readers of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780147513526
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/15/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 127,926
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 710L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

With over thirty four million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation's foremost author illustrators of children's books. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up. During the summer her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.

As a child, Jan Brett decided to be an illustrator and spent many hours reading and drawing. She says, "I remember the special quiet of rainy days when I felt that I could enter the pages of my beautiful picture books. Now I try to recreate that feeling of believing that the imaginary place I'm drawing really exists. The detail in my work helps to convince me, and I hope others as well, that such places might be real."

As a student at the Boston Museum School, she spent hours in the Museum of Fine Arts. "It was overwhelming to see the room-size landscapes and towering stone sculptures, and then moments later to refocus on delicately embroidered kimonos and ancient porcelain," she says. "I'm delighted and surprised when fragments of these beautiful images come back to me in my painting."

Travel is also a constant inspiration. Together with her husband, Joe Hearne, who is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Jan visits many different countries where she researches the architecture and costumes that appear in her work. "From cave paintings to Norwegian sleighs, to Japanese gardens, I study the traditions of the many countries I visit and use them as a starting point for my children's books."

With over thirty four million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation's foremost author illustrators of children's books. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up. During the summer her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.

As a child, Jan Brett decided to be an illustrator and spent many hours reading and drawing. She says, "I remember the special quiet of rainy days when I felt that I could enter the pages of my beautiful picture books. Now I try to recreate that feeling of believing that the imaginary place I'm drawing really exists. The detail in my work helps to convince me, and I hope others as well, that such places might be real."

As a student at the Boston Museum School, she spent hours in the Museum of Fine Arts. "It was overwhelming to see the room-size landscapes and towering stone sculptures, and then moments later to refocus on delicately embroidered kimonos and ancient porcelain," she says. "I'm delighted and surprised when fragments of these beautiful images come back to me in my painting."

Travel is also a constant inspiration. Together with her husband, Joe Hearne, who is a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Jan visits many different countries where she researches the architecture and costumes that appear in her work. "From cave paintings to Norwegian sleighs, to Japanese gardens, I study the traditions of the many countries I visit and use them as a starting point for my children's books."

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Honey... Honey... Lion! 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
ericarhenry on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a great book. It¿s about a honey badger and a honey bird and it¿s based in Africa. The honey bird finds the honey and the honey badger gets it and is supposed to share it with the honey bird. One day, the honey badger doesn't share and the honey bird gets angry and takes the honey badger on a crazy chase the next day to find the honey. The illustrations were fantastic. They were pretty elaborate, showed many different animals, and had all different interesting borders on each page. The story was also good and taught the basic lesson of not being too greedy.
RebeccaMichelet on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Set in Africa, a small bird helps a badger find honey by following bees to their hive. One day the badger did not share the honey that was found by the guide, and the bird thought it was not fair. The badger did not pay attention to the bird, and the next day lead him allover Africa in order to retrieve the honey. Instead of leading the badger to the beehives, she led him to a lion that chased him back into his burrow. All of the animals learned that if the bird leads them to a beehive, they need to share or else she will lead them to a lion the next time.
runner_roader on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A story about a bird and badge who work together to gather honey in Africa. One day the badger decides not to share the honey with the bird and the bird seeks revenge upon the badger. The bird keeps saying "honey, honey," and the badger follows the bird thinking she will lead him to more honey. However, at every turn an angry animal comes up eventually leading tot he lion. The forest animals all conclude that you do not cross the bird because she will lead you to the lion every time. A story that encourages students to not take advantage of their friends or foes, because they could end up in a unwanted situation.
ericajohnson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love the fact that they are to cute animal characters that are friends and then go through a selfish stumbling block
Omrythea on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After working together to obtain some honey, the honey badger and the honey guide (a bird) usually share the honey. One day, when the badger decides not to share, the honey guide teaches him a lesson.
suzecate on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Honey...Honey...Lion! is yet another gorgeously-illustrated folk tale retold by Jan Brett. The side flap informs that while visiting Botswana, Brett was told the true story of honeyguides, birds that leads badgers to local honey sources and also the accompanying legend: "if you don't share the honey, the next time the honeyguide will lead you to a lion!"As with Brett's other books, within the native folk art-inspired frame that surrounds the action of the main story lies another story. In this case, when the other animals witness the badger's greediness, they engage in "bush telegraph" spreading the news from one animal to the next.My daughter and I are both big fans of Jan Brett (although for different reasons), and this book did not disappoint. There's not as much suspense as in her other books since the title itself is a spoiler, but after so many wonderful stories set in Europe, it was fun to experience one set in Africa. (ages 3-7)
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The book I read was Reluctantly Alice. This book was by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. This book was mainly about a girl named Alice, in the beginning of the book she starts Junior High and finds it very difficult, because it's like a whole new world for her. Her boyfriend is ignoring her a lot and in a way they kind of break up, because they both have troubles of their own, but are still best friends throught the book. But Alice's mother died when she was a very little girl and sometimes has that a mother can only answer, and that kills her a lot. During the first month or so Alice is actully enjoying junior high and with a positive attitude. Until she gets on the wrong side of the bully at schol, and, well I don't want to give to much information, you will just have to find out for yourself. What i liked about this book was just the fact that it was a really good book, the conflict really interested me, because I also loved the topic. The author used a happy and most of the time scared voices because of the bully, and Alice always with her friends. The author didn't use a lot of challenging words so it's an easy read. The characters seemed real because the author was very good at explaing the characters. I am very used to reading this authors book, because I have read all the Alicfe book, but overall I liked this authors writing style. I liked the ending of this book, it ends with Alice, her brother and her dad, being the three musketeers, and always sticking up for eachother. I would recommend this book to anyone who is going to start Junior High, and also for girls, because its's more of a girls book then boys, I know that a lot of girls would ebjoy it. In conclusion I really liked this book, and hope others' will to.