Funny, fresh and very modern, this update on the fable of the lion and the mouse is a marvelous tale of a relationship between two unlikely friends. One day, the mouse marches into the lion’s den without an invitation. Before the lion can eat him for breakfast, the mouse begs for mercy. “If you let me go, I might be able to return the favor.” The lion laughs at the idea of such a small, insignificant creature helping him out … until the next day when the mouse frees the lion from a hunter’s trap. Jairo Buitrago and Rafael Yockteng, one of the great creative teams in picture books, have fun in this simple and never-didactic story about how it’s possible to get along through negotiation, acceptance and learning to put up with a friend’s eccentricities. You can be good to one another not because you expect anything in return but just because you are friends.
In this retelling of the classic Aesop's fable, a tiny mouse is saved by a hungry lion. The mouse promises to return the favor, even though the lion doesn't believe such a small creature could help the king of the jungle.
In award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney's wordless adaptation of one of Aesop's most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted. After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he'd planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from a poacher's trap. With vivid depictions of the landscape of the African Serengeti and expressively-drawn characters, Pinkney makes this a truly special retelling, and his stunning pictures speak volumes.
A lion has caught a mouse and decided to let it go because he might help him in the future.
Mouse is in big trouble when he wakes Lion up, but one day Lion might need Mouse's help
Even the King of the Jungle needs help sometimes, but who is brave enough to help such a powerful beast? Courage comes in all sizes in Aesop�s classic fable, The Lion and the Mouse. Readers who are familiar with this timeless tale and those who are new to the story will love the simple, beautiful language of this retelling. Endearing illustrations enrich the narrative and draw in even reluctant readers. The unlikely friendship between a grouchy lion and a fearless mouse introduces readers to important concepts such as respecting differences and using one�s weaknesses as strengths. With relatable characters and a poignant moral, this book is sure to become a favorite in any library.
A contemporary adaptation of a classic Aesop tale combines artwork with die-cuts that allow readers to release the mouse by lifting the lion's paw and set the lion free from the hunter's net.
"It's tough in the wild, whether you're a tiny mouse or a big, scary lion. But friends can be found in the strangest of places."--P.  of cover.