I Want a Lion
Annemarie van der Eem & Mark Janssen
Trim size: : 25 x 33,5 cm | 32 pages
Jules has a plan, a wild plan. He wants a pet, but first he has to convince his reluctant mum. Jules asks for a lion! Then he tries for a hippo. He even says he wants a goat. ‘OK, so what about a parrot?’ Jules asks…
Mark Janssen’s noisy, boisterous illustrations bring this romping story to life. Animals from Jules’ imagination swing and stomp on to the page, from a grinning gorilla to a huge hippo with yellow teeth. Children will love the fun premise of the book. And it won’t be long before parents are asked, ‘Please may I have a pet lion?’
Annemarie van der Eem had a successful hockey career in the Dutch Junior Team and played in the World Hockey Championships in Seoul. She’s now an author and journalist with her own copywriting company. I Want a Lion is Annemarie van der Eem’s first book with Lemniscaat.
MARK JANSSEN (b. 1974) studied at the Academy for Visual Arts in Maastricht. He has illustrated more than 500 books for children and adults.
Lemniscaat published his first picture book Nothing Happened, which was enthusiastically received internationally, followed by Dinos Don’t Exist, Island and Stop! Monsters!