Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Lion and the Mice by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley

Based on Aesop's fable, a lion is convinced that a tiny mouse is of no use to him but decides to spare his life anyways. Later that night the mouse returns with friends and frees the lion from his cage. Simple text will make this fable easy for younger readers to understand. The bright colors will attract children as well. Would be a good book to compare/contrast with Jerry Pinkney's Lion and Mouse.

Text: 4 Buckeye leaves (simple enough for young readers)
Illustration: 4 Buckeye leaves

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