I Wish I Were...A Lion
by Eve Tharlet
I Wish I Were...a Lion at Amazon.com
Level: Intermediate and Advanced
Description: A boy gets startled after his father tries to play chase with him. Trying to cope with his fear, the boy decides he would like to become a lion and be the one DOING the scaring. He imagines himself in all sorts of scenarios, and then realizes that if he is scary, he will be all alone. He changes his mind about being a lion and approaches his father to tell him itís alright to play chase. Of course, he succeeds in scaring his father out of his chair. Read this with intermediate learners to act out play schemes and discuss perspective. This book can be read with advanced readers to probe advanced feelings, pretending and WHY.
- Perspective/Theory of Mind
- Why Questions/Cause and Effect