After the Kill

A hungry lioness attacks a grazing zebra on the plains of East Africa She bites it in the throat The zebra is dead After the kill, the lioness and her pride rip the carcass open and eat Vultures swoop in and fight over scraps of meat, and cunning jackals compete with bone crushing hyenas for a piece of the feast Life on the plain is a constant, dramatic struggle for sA hungry lioness attacks a grazing zebra on the plains of East Africa She bites it in the throat The zebra is dead After the kill, the lioness and her pride rip the carcass open and eat Vultures swoop in and fight over scraps of meat, and cunning jackals compete with bone crushing hyenas for a piece of the feast Life on the plain is a constant, dramatic struggle for survival between predator, prey, and scavenger.
After the Kill A hungry lioness attacks a grazing zebra on the plains of East Africa She bites it in the throat The zebra is dead After the kill the lioness and her pride rip the carcass open and eat Vultures swoop

  • Title: After the Kill
  • Author: Darrin Lunde Catherine Stock
  • ISBN: 9781570917431
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “After the Kill”

    1. I am very impressed with this book. It is perfect for teaching about predators and prey, food chains, habitats, and more. It is clearly written and unsentimental about a lioness killing a zebra and what happens after. I will definitely read this to my students.

    2. 25 April 2011 AFTER THE KILL by Darrin Lunde and Catherine Stock, ill Charlesbridge, July 2011, 32p ISBN: 978-1-57091-743-1"It is early in the morning, and a hungry lioness is on the prowl. She sees a herd of zebras grazing in the distance. Mmmm -- zebra! Her mouth begins to water."AFTER THE KILL is a picture book that stopped me in my tracks. Year after year, there are children's books set on the East Africa plain that look so posed, so static. This is the antithesis of those books. Page after [...]

    3. Explore what happens after the lioness kills a zebra on the Serengeti Plain. While the hunt and the kill are part of the story, they are only the beginning. After the zebra is killed, the lion pride comes to eat and then other species start to gather. There are the vultures who share with the lions. Then the hyena clan that is able to drive the lions away and claim their share. Jackals use trickery to grab some food for themselves. The lions reclaim the carcass and continue to eat until they are [...]

    4. On the savanna a lioness approaches a herd of zebras. She sees one zebra is weaker than the others, stalks it, then makes her kill. She feasts on the muscles while other lionesses from her pride approach to share the meal. Soon other animals come for their dinner as well, each species taking its turn; vultures, hyenas, jackals all feast before the male lion appears and finishes the last of the zebra, leaving nothing but white bones to lie in the African sun until they turn to dust. Illustrations [...]

    5. Definitely not a book for the squeamish child or adult. I think about The Lion King and the song Circle of Life. While that is a happy song this may not be the happiest topic but it is a fact of life. Lion kill zebras for food and other animals eventually share this food.While I am not a fan of watching the animal planet channel show about predators killing other animals I respect that they have to to live and this book is still an educational book for children. The art is pretty graphic and I w [...]

    6. Ages 6-9, Charlesbridge Publishing A mammalogist and an artist who has lived in South Africa collaborate to present a realistic portrayal of predator and prey in East Africa. Their intended audience is not patronized; young children may well respect that surprising decision. Adults who are accustomed to offering children a sanitized view of nature may find the illustrations and vocabulary shocking, while the biologist/author simply attempts to "open someone's eyes to the existence of a wider wor [...]

    7. Wow! Way more than I was expecting Seems to be a realistic portrait of predators, prey, and scavengers on the Serengeti Plains of East Africa. (A lioness chases down and kills her zebra prey as she bites it in the throat.) All the different animals who feast on this kill are explored, right down to the meat eating beetles that finish off the skeleton (and are also used natural history museums for cleaning skeletons). Direct language might make some squeamish, but for older students it would be a [...]

    8. After the kill by Darrion lunde. A hungry lioness attacks a grazing zebra on the plains of East Africa. She bites it in the throat. The zebra is dead. After the kill, the lioness and her pride rip the carcass open and eat. Vultures swoop in and fight over scraps of meat, and cunning jackals compete with bone-crushing hyenas for a piece of the feast.Life on the plain is a constant, dramatic struggle for surviaval between predator, prey, and scavenger.

    9. Graphic and disturbingly illustrated account of a lioness killing a zebra and devouring it, followed by vultures, hyenas, and jackals, who all benefit from the kill, all the way to the tiny meat-eating beetles who pick the zebra bones clean. This is an interesting book in that it looks at a part of the “circle of life” seldom covered in children’s picture books, but I found the tone to be off-putting. I really don’t think even a hungry lioness is thinking “Mmmm---zebra!” for example. [...]

    10. What an awesome title! I won't even have to try to convince kids to read this one!What happens to a zebra after it's killed by a lioness? Not only does it feed a pride of lions, it becomes a food source for vultures, hyenas, jackals, and meat-eating beetles. Catherine Stock's watercolors are the perfect format for this book -- the pictures are accurate without being graphic. Recommended for students learning about ecology and food webs in grades 2 - 4.

    11. This book about predators and the food chain is simple and accessible for children. The illustrations are not gory or especially frightening (the most graphic might be the zebra open-mouthed in terror as the lionness pounces). The text is more descriptive and doesn't mince words ("The vultures reach deep inside the dead zebra with their long necks and tear off bits of meat and intestine.") Brief sidebars elaborate on the main text. Straightforward and compelling prose about the food chain.

    12. NAAAAAAZEEWHENNYAAAA! It's the circle of life my friends. It tells the gritty truth of life on the savannah. Two narratives going on here: one detailing what is going on in the pictures and the other providing factual tidbits.This should be for an older reader. Not one afraid of Mr. Zebra getting consumed over the course of 32 pages.

    13. I love watching nature shows until one animal chases and drags down another. Then I have to turn the channel! I like thinking that all the animals live in harmony! I know, naive. This book is a very true account of life in nature. I don't know that some kids could stomach it. Great book for food web teachings.

    14. This book is a good and informative way to teach kids why animals have to die. Depending on the age of the child, they may not understand the concept of death, and this is good why to show that through the different types of food chains. The pictures are very good and not graphic despite the nature. I really think students will enjoy the book and learn something too!

    15. A descriptive story about a lion's kill. Very detailed about how the lion kills its prey as well as the role of the other animals in the food chain. Illustrations are detailed as well, showing the zebra being pulled apart. Make sure to read before introducing it to your class.

    16. I liked this book. Great non-fiction description of the food chainbut a bit graphic. The illustrations are watercolor, but quite detailed. I think this book would be great for those need-to-know kids, but keep it away from the more sensitive kids.

    17. Not since April Pulley Sayre and "Vulture View," has an author laid bare the three R's of nature--- reduce, reuse and recyle. A vaulable story of realism that will never change and that children deserve to know and embrace instead of shirking from the truth.

    18. An unsensationalized yet sensational account of a zebra’s fate after a lion attack. Understatement of violence through color and line provides a viscerally natural, calmingly intriguing reading experience as the zebra’s corpse experiences African wildlife After the Kill.

    19. Describes the animal cycle of a lioness killing a zebra and all the animals who also share the kill.

    20. Doesn't hold back a single bit. This books brings the full brutality of mother nature to the print, adding illustrations that are gruesomely accurate. Highly recommended.

    21. Not for the faint of heart (or zebra lovers) - but it is exciting and gruesome and very realistic. This book will make some kids very happy.

    22. Realistic, yet not gory, illustrations depict a food chain on the Serengeti Plain. Very read aloud friendly.

    23. Definitely a book for older kids. It was a great picture book and very factual. I may have found certain things grotesque but it was meant to be an informative book. I appreciate the honesty! :)

    24. Great book. Awesome use of language. Would be appropriate for upper elementary, perhaps 4th or 5th grade. Nice blend of narrative struture with expository content. Pictures are beautifully done.

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