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Mouse & Lion (edition 2011)

by Rand Burkert, Nancy Ekholm Burkert (Illustrator)

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Title:Mouse & Lion
Authors:Rand Burkert
Other authors:Nancy Ekholm Burkert (Illustrator)
Info:Michael di Capua Books (2011), Hardcover, 32 pages
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The big idea of this book is that even those that are small can accomplish great things. I think the illustrations in this text are the best part; they don't appear to be too cartoon-like as some of the fable stories are, and they aren't boring and washed out as many others are. They add to the text and help the reader visualize the sheer size difference and presence of the lion and the mouse. It may not be very important, but I also like the fact that the title puts the mouse first in this fable. So many other versions list the lions name first, which implies he is more important than the mouse, but it's actually the mouse that is doing the most work!
  jknuts1 | Oct 23, 2014 |
Mouse & Lion is a fable retold. In most other fables like this one the title is switched to Lion & Mouse. In this book mouse is first. After reading, readers can see that mouse saves the day. That is why his name is first in the title. Usually, lions are the kings of the jungle, but in this book the mouse is the hero. The book starts off with Mouse accidentally climbing over Lion. Before Mouse gets eaten by Lion, he proves how brave he is. Lion likes Mouse's bravery and lets him go free. A year passes and Lion gets caught in a net. Mouse happens to see his old friend in trouble. He hurries to use his teeth and chew off the net. Lion realizes that sometimes size does not matter.
This would be a good book to read to a class when talking about helping others. It is short, cute, and to the point. ( )
  marabie | Oct 1, 2014 |
The illustrations in this book are stunning. This is a classic fable that is always fun to read. Younger elementary students would love it.
  charlottestudent | Jun 8, 2014 |
Summary: A classic Aesop fable is retold. Mouse convinces Lion not to eat him. Mouse later returns the favor.
Review: The illustrations in this book look touchable in their detail and accompany the story well. This story tells of the importance of helping each other out.
  kkrat2 | May 11, 2014 |
A young mouse stumbles over a lion one day, and begs the lion not to eat him. After convincing the lion that he may need the mouse's help one day, the lion lets the mouse go. Sure enough, the day comes when the lion needs the mouse to set him free.
  sbasler | Mar 13, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0545101476, Hardcover)

From the illustrator of the classic edition of Snow-White and the Seven Dwarfs

On a ridge above the Kalihari,
Lion naps, until Mouse bumbles into him,
willy-nilly, startling him awake.
After a show of teeth, Lion is softened
by Mouse's pledge of loyalty
and sets him free.

When a cold moon brings a humbling lesson,
Lion comes to recognize
Mouse's keen skill, and deeper kindness.

Mouse and Lion, Aesop's fabled duo,
renew their ancient bond
in this warm retelling by Rand Burkert,
illuminated by the authentic natural detail
of Nancy Ekholm Burkert's art.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:39:02 -0400)

Presents an adaptation of Aesop's classic tale about an unlikely friendship between a mouse and a lion in which an act of mercy proves to be a lifesaving gesture.

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