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When Jim wakes up one Tuesday morning, he doesn't feel like eating his pancakes. In fact, Jim doesn't feel like Jim. He feels rather, well, beastly. But he is hungry. Very hungry....This clever and relatable tale of moods from Laurel Snyder and Chuck Groenink offers a lighthearted depiction of the beastliness that lives inside all of us—and the power we have to put it in its place. Surprising yet satisfying, this richly illustrated book brims with humor that readers of all ages will be roaring to devour.
In this clever tribute to Maurice Sendak, Snyder and Groenink gleefully subvert picture book norms by embracing the beastliest behavior. Jim wakes up one Tuesday as a lion and a hungry one at that. His growly stomach underscores a growly mood: "He wanted to eat anything. He wanted to eat everything. He wanted to cry." In fairy tale fashion, Jim devours his mother (but not her pancakes), a butcher (but not his meats), and several other townspeople in a conflicted rampage. Perfectly matched prose and pictures ring with deadpan humor Groenink's expressive pencil drawings reveal the extent of Jim's feeding frenzy as Snyder playfully hints that Jim "met" people along his way. As his ferocity grows, warmly lit illustrations shift into stormy tones, matching the lion's feelings. After encountering a bigger, meaner foe, he returns home "to find things mostly as he left them," and a transformation takes place that leaves him hungry ("for pancakes") and, at least for the moment, contented. Snyder and Groenink's audacious allegory acknowledges Sendak's attention to children's turbulent inner worlds and mighty capacity for imagination, and empowers readers to face their own difficult days. Ages 3 5. Author's)\n