|aThe happy lion /|cby Louise Fatio ; pictures by Roger Duvoisin.
|aNew York :|bDragonfly Books,|c, c1982.
|a1 v. :|bill. (some col.) ;|c21 cm.
|aOriginally published in hardcover by McGraw-Hill, New York, in 1954.
|aWhen the door to his house at the zoo is left open, a lion decides to visit his friends, but he quickly learns that people are not nearly as polite or friendly in town as when they visit him at the zoo.
The lion at the little French zoo is a favorite of all the townspeople. Every day they stop by to feed him tidbits and say, "Bonjour, Happy Lion." Naturally, when the lion finds his door open, he decides it would only be proper to visit all his friendly neighbors in return. But, wait--sacr bleu Why is everyone fleeing in terror? "Louise Fatio's timeless tale about friendship still sparkles and Roger Duvoisin's elegant illustrations are as engaging as ever in this 50th Anniversary edition." --School Library Journal