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Children's LiteratureDo you think a mouse and a lion can be friends? In this Spanish text version of the famous Aesop fable The Lion and the Mouse, the lion did not think so. In this fable, children will discover how a mouse pleaded with a lion to set him free. Later, the mouse helped the lion when he saw it was trapped in a net. Then, the two became friends. Sara Rojo's gouache paint illustrations are bold and help the reader decode the text using the pictures. This book is part of the "Read- It! Readers" series; a series divided into levels: purple, red, blue, yellow, green, and orange. There is a note to parents at the beginning of the book that explains the levels and how parents can use the stories with their children. Other "Read-It! Readers" are listed. This book is at the fifth level, green. At this level the reader is comes across more complex ideas, an extended vocabulary range, and a variety of language structures. 2006, Picture Window Books/Capstone Press, Ages 4 to 9.