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Mama Lion Wins the Race

By Jon J Muth   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545852821 Hardcover
40 Pages | 12.4" x 10.29" | Ages 3 to 5

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338095647 Ebook
56 Pages | Ages 3 to 5

New friendships, surprising turns, heroic deeds — and amazing racing cars!

Start your engines: the race is on! And Mama Lion and Tigey are off — with their cool goggles and snazzy sports car!

Racing teams gather from far and wide for this madcap race. But who will win the trophy cup? Will it be the playful Flying Pandinis? The mischievous Knitted Monkey Crew? Or will Mama Lion and Tigey speed past the finish line in first place?

As Tigey says, winning is winning, but sometimes the journey itself — filled with ineffable moments of mystery, beauty, and joy — is even more fun than getting the prize.

With cars inspired by the early days of Italian motor-racing and characters based on his children's beloved toy animals, Jon J Muth has created a uniquely spellbinding book young readers will return to again and again.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Zen Socks:

* "Muth's art remains strikingly beautiful, and Stillwater is perennially charming." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Muth makes a meditation on patience, kindness, and faith not only accessible, but charming." - School Library Journal, starred review

Praise for Hi, Koo!:

* "It's a joyous addendum to the Stillwater books, and it overflows with the same characteristic tenderness." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Yields huge effect; in a word, magical." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Even readers who are not typically interested in poetry will be captivated by Muth's artistry in both words and images." - School Library Journal

Praise for Zen Shorts:

A Caldecott Honor Book

"Appealing enough for a group read-aloud, but also begging to be shared and discussed by caregiver and child, Zen Shorts is a notable achievement." - School Library Journal

* "Both an accessible, strikingly illustrated story and a thought-provoking meditation." - Booklist, starred review