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Title:
The lion and the mouse
Author:
Herman, Gail, 1959-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, 1998.
Physical Description:
32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
An adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when he rescues the King of the Jungle.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 0.7 0.5 31592.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780679986744

9780679886747
Format :
Book

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Summary

"Little Mouse. Big Lion. Big, big trouble. Who will save the mouse? Who will save the lion?" This simple retelling of the classic Aesop fable will be a treat for kids and their parents as an adventurous mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds--like rescuing the King of the Jungle. With big, bold illustrations by Lisa McCue and large type, this Early Step into Reading book is perfect for kids just beginning to learn how to read.  


Author Notes

Though many modern scholars dispute his existence, Aesop's life was chronicled by first century Greek historians who wrote that Aesop, or Aethiop, was born into Greek slavery in 620 B.C. Freed because of his wit and wisdom, Aesop supposedly traveled throughout Greece and was employed at various times by the governments of Athens and Corinth.

Some of Aesop's most recognized fables are The Tortoise and the Hare, The Fox and the Grapes, and The Ant and the Grasshopper. His simple but effective morals are widely used and illustrated for children. (Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 1. This colorful reader from the Early Step into Reading series retells one of Aesop's fables. A powerful lion catches a mouse, who begs the beast to free him. In return, he says, he will someday help the lion. Amused, the lion frees the mouse. Part 2 begins with these simple words: "Big Lion. Big net. Big, big trouble." The trapped lion roars, bringing the mouse, who chews through the net and sets him free. With watercolor illustrations as simple and dramatic as the tale, this book tells a classic story in a form accessible to young children. A good choice for libraries looking for classic tales easy enough for beginning readers. --Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1‘Herman uses a controlled vocabulary of less than 45 words to retell the familiar Aesop's fable about helping others. McCue's realistic illustrations fill the pages with color and effectively enhance the text. Beginning readers will be able to read this independently after hearing it just once or twice. A good choice, especially for youngsters who love stories that show the smallest creature saving the day.‘Sharon R. Pearce, formerly at San Antonio Public Library, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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