There are seven steps to becoming a proper lion, including Looking Fierce, Roaring, Prowling Around, and Pouncing. Our young hero, a rather meek and scrawny human boy, does his best to learn the necessary skills during his training with a master instructor (who just happens to be a real lion). What the boy discovers after a grueling set of lessons is that one step is the most important of all: Looking Out for Your Friends. That is how any kid can earn his lion diploma (t to mention the affection of every cat in town).
Jon Agee is the author/illustrator of many acclaimed books for children, including ALA Notable Books Terrific, Milo's Hat Trick, and The Incredible Painting of Felix Clousseau, and a series of popular wordplay books including the IRA-CBC Children's Choice book of palindromes, Go Hang a Salami! I'm a Lasagna Hog! Jon grew up along the Hudson River in Nyack, New York, and went to college at The Cooper Union School of Art in New York City, where he studied painting and filmmaking. Now a full-time author, he lives in San Francisco with his wife, Audrey, and their Havanese puppy, Charlotte.