The Lion and the Mouse

The Lion and the Mouse

by Diane Marwood, Anni Axworthy

View All Available Formats & Editions

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
For many parents and caregivers, this Aesop fable will be familiar. As the introduction indicates, fables are stories that can teach you something and the challenge for young readers is to figure out what the lesson is. A very large lion caught a very small mouse and was about to eat him up. The mouse told the lion that he might be of service one day and while the lion thought this was a bit humorous, he let the mouse go. Sure enough one day lion is ensnared in a hunter's net and it is the little mouse who comes to his rescue. The illustrations are full of humor and expression, and really do add an extra element to the story. The book closes with two pages of puzzles. In the first puzzle readers are asked to put the pictures that represent the story into their proper sequence. The second puzzle offers several words and asks readers to associate them with mouse or the lion. The answers are provided. The closing page has a message for parents, caregivers, and teachers. There are also suggestions for reading this Guided Reading Level E "Tadpole Tales" book with children are also provided. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date:
Edition description:
Sales rank:
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.20(d)
380L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network


Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >