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Peet, Bill.
HUBERT'S HAIR RAISING ADVENTURE.
New York : Houghton Mifflin, 1979.
IL K-3 RL 6.8
ISBN 0395282675
Do I have a story to tell you!  Please forgive my gossiping, but old Elephant, Giraffe, Hyena, Zebra, Rhino, Gnu, and Leopard all wanted to know, so I figured I should tell you too.  By the way, let me introduce myself.  I'm Hornbill bird.
One day I was walking along the Zamboozi Creek when I saw Hubert the Lion with his back end sticking out of a tree!  I love playing hide and go seek, so I decided I would play with Hubert.  You can imagine my surprise when I stuck my head in the tree to find that Hubert was perfectly bald!  He finally told me that, while he was sharpening his claws on a rock, a spark flew up and burned off his mane.  Once I flew off and told everyone Hubertís problem we decided we needed to help him.  We had all different kinds of ideas, but I think it was Elephant that remembered that crocodile tears can grow back hair.  The problem was that Crocodile was really crafty and creepy.  None of us wanted to go, but Elephant was very brave and went alone.  Crocodile was not about to give up his tears, but when he heard what had happened to Lion he laughed so hard, he cried.  Elephant gathered up the tears and was on his way.  No one knew what to expect as Elephant applied those tears to Lion's head.  We all fell asleep, but when we woke up we were all tangled in Lion's new mane.  Now Lion had a new problem and so did we!  I'm sorry, I have to be on my way.  You'll have to read what happened next in Hubertís Hair-Raising Adventure  (Lorie Green. Library Media Specialist, Manor Hill Elementary, Liberty, MO  lgreen@mail.liberty.k12.mo.us).
SUBJECTS:     Lions -- Fiction
                        Animals -- Fiction
                        Stories in rhyme

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