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The Lion and the Mice

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The Lion and the Mice

by Rebecca Emberley
Illustrator(s): Ed Emberley
Hardcover | Pages : 24
Size: 9-1/4 X 9 | USD $14.95
ISBN: 9780823423576 | Pub Date: 2011-07-01

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8
Other Editions: Ebook, Paperback

Themes: Easy Readers, Fairy Tales & Fables, Animals/Fiction
Recommendations: K

About the Book

Arresting combinations of color and shape, along with spare and dramatic text, distinguish this easy-to-read picture book by Rebecca Emberley and her Caldecott Award-winning collaborator and father, Ed Emberley.

In this interpretation of Aesop's fable, a mouse, in colorful attire suitable for a night on the town, finds herself trapped by a caged lion in a city zoo. The mouse begs to be released and promises to help the lion one day. The lion is skeptical but releases her nonetheless. Later that night, the mouse returns with mouse friends—as spiffily attired as she herself—and together they unlock the lion's cage and prove that "little mice can be big friends."

“Fantastic visual fun. . . . Aesop’s lion and mouse (or mice, as this case has it) have never looked more stylish. . . . As an added bonus after the moral is delivered, the lion says ‘thank you.’ Two lessons in one!"—Kirkus Reviews

About the Series

I Like to Read®
books are picture books written and illustrated so that even the newest reader can enjoy a satisfying, quality literary experience. The books in the series are written at kindergarten and early first grade reading levels.

"These books deftly combine text and art to create a positive experience for new readers."—School Library Journal

"This series dares to make entertaining reads from short texts and familiar vocabulary"—Kirkus Reviews

"Each one makes the hard world of learning to read enough fun to encourage children at this critical developmental moment to try another one."Vicky Smith, Children's and YA Editor at Kirkus Reviews

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