Indie Weekend: Lion Scream by Robbie Cheadle

Indie Weekend is my effort to help Indie authors share their books with others. Marketing is a huge task for Indie authors, and if I can help even a little, I’m happy to do it. See below my review of Lion Scream, a wonderful book of poetry about African animals by Robbie Cheadle.


This book shares beautiful and sometimes sad poetry about African animals. It is also filled with facts about the treatment of some animals in the wild.  The plight of the rhino, hunted for its horn, is one of the saddest parts of the book.  The thought of a rhino weeping in pain after its horn has been cut off in the wild fills me with sadness.  So does the fact that rhinos kept in wildlife preserves have to have their horns surgically removed for their own safety.

There are many intriguing facts about elephants in this book, and the poem Elephant Scare describes an encounter with a bull elephant and reminds us of his power.  Content or Not is one of my favorite poems about elephants in this book.  While it’s describing the power of an elephant, the main questions are:  Does he know he is imprisoned, and does he care?  I’ve often wondered this at the zoo.  Do these animals long for their freedom every day or are they content with their immediate surroundings, created to mimic the real wild? 

Wallowing describes an elephant wallowing in water and describes pure joy in the moment of doing something instinctive and pleasurable.

The section on Lions is most fascinating, and my favorite poem in that section is Colours of Africa, about a lion attacking a herd of zebras.  It is so real I can see the Zebras panicking, watch the lion attack, and see the blood spraying off of their kill.  It came home to me while reading it that while it was brutal it was also a completely natural description of African animal life.

Lion Scream is not only filled with poems and facts about endangered African animals.  There are also links in the ebook to videos and articles relevant to the information provided.  There are parts that will infuriate you, but this book will also make you appreciate the power and beauty of all wild animals, especially endangered animals, and it may inspire you to help protect them from extinction.

I downloaded a copy of this book on Kindle Unlimited, where subscribers can read it for free.


Award-winning, bestselling author, Robbie Cheadle, has published thirteen children’s book and two poetry books. Her work has also appeared in poetry and short story anthologies.

Robbie also has two novels published under the name of Roberta Eaton Cheadle and has horror, paranormal, and fantasy short stories featured in several anthologies under this name.

The ten Sir Chocolate children’s picture books, co-authored by Robbie and Michael Cheadle, are written in sweet, short rhymes which are easy for young children to follow and are illustrated with pictures of delicious cakes and cake decorations. Each book also includes simple recipes or biscuit art directions which children can make under adult supervision.

Robbie’s blog includes recipes, fondant and cake artwork, poetry, and book reviews.




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13 thoughts on “Indie Weekend: Lion Scream by Robbie Cheadle”

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