Cover image for The lion and the mouse
Title:
The lion and the mouse
Author:
Broom, Jenny, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
Somerville, Massachusetts : Templar Books in imprint of Candlewick Press, 2014.

©2013
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 x 27 cm
Summary:
"How can a humble little mouse save a great and mighty lion? Find out in this fresh retelling of one of Aesop's most popular fables. Interactive artwork makes you the storyteller! Release the mouse from the lion's claws and free the lion from his net simply by turning the page."--Page 4 of cover.

A fresh retelling of one of the most popular Aesop's fables. ... The art was created digitally and features bright, vibrant colors, and each page, including the cover, has die-cut holes and peek-through windows of different shapes and sizes to heighten readers' curiosity. ... The book is heartwarming and touching-especially when the mouse rescues the lion in the end, and children will find it accessible. This edition is certain to delight readers and listeners with a valuable life lesson. It would be ideal for storytimes involving the themes of courage, friendship, and compassion. --School Library Journal This adaptation of Aesop's tale gets new life from a slight change in the original storyline and clever paper engineering. ... The altered story makes for a far more compassionate lion, who never threatens to eat the mouse and in fact empathizes with her. The real draw, though, is the art, wherein die-cut holes redeploy illustrative elements (the spot on a butterfly's wing is later revealed to be the lion's eye) and a pierced partial-page flap constitutes the net and allows little hands to play the role of liberator by lifting the page. The digitally rendered images have a collage-like joy in texture and planes of color to enliven their graphic simplicity ... This is a strong addition to the fables shelf that will provide plenty of visual and tactile stimulation for young viewers. --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books.
General Note:
On die-cut pages.

Based on Aesop's fables.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.2 0.5 169213.
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Added Uniform Title:
Based on: Aesop's fables.
ISBN:
9780763666194
Format :
Book

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Summary

You make the action happen in this die-cut picture book!

One of Aesop's best-loved fables gets a contemporary twist in this retelling with bright, graphic artwork. Ingenious die-cut holes let you make the story happen with every turn of the page; release the mouse by lifting the lion's paw, then set the lion free by removing the hunter's net.


Author Notes

Jenny Broom studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and now writes, edits, and illustrates fiction and nonfiction for children of all ages. She lives in London.

Nahta Nój studied graphic design at Reigate School of Art and Design. This is his first title with Templar Books.


Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-A fresh retelling of one of the most popular Aesop's fables. In this simple tale, a lion helps a hungry mouse find food, and the mouse promises to return the favor. Though the great lion scoffs at the thought of needing help from a tiny creature, he soon learns the value of friendship when the mouse frees him from a trap. The art was created digitally and features bright, vibrant colors, and each page, including the cover, has die-cut holes and peek-through windows of different shapes and sizes to heighten readers' curiosity. Some pages are larger than others, which provides an opportunity to discuss differences in size. The text is presented in a variety of sizes and formats (slanting upwards in places or curving around in others). The book is heartwarming and touching-especially when the mouse rescues the lion in the end, and children will find it accessible. This edition is certain to delight readers and listeners with a valuable life lesson. It would be ideal for storytimes involving the themes of courage, friendship, and compassion.-Janene Corbin, Rosebank Elementary School, Nashville, TN (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.