In The Lion is a lovely book. It begins with a family going to the zoo. They go to the lion's cage where he is getting special treatment. Unfortunately, the lion is feeling a little bit peckish. Once he's had his fill, a young boy named Richard endeavours to save the day. It's primary theme is the amusing tale of the lion being really hungry, but it also has the sweet story of Richard going to the rescue and putting others' safety in front of his own.