This 15-page worksheet explores the Alexander McCall Smith series for young readers featuring the young boy Akimbo. The series is available in most public libaries and there are many used copies on Ebay and Amazon. Akimbo lives on a game reserve with his family and he goes on various adventures involving lions, snakes and elephants, for example. This worksheet focuses on Akimbo and the Lions. In this adventure Akimbo accompanies his father on a mission to trap a lion that has been eating the cattle of a farmer who lives nearby. When the trap accidentally catches a cub, Akimbo decides to care for the baby lion. But what will happen when the adorable cub becomes a ferocious adult? The worksheet requires the student to engage the plot for specific details, practices vocabulary, and asks the student to make personal connections with the main characters through open-ended and comprehension questions. The worksheet also reviews nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and homophones.