"A gentle picture-book retelling with a slightly different twist. In this version
|Product dimensions:||8.44(w) x 11.27(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 8 Years|
About the Author
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.
Bernadette Watts, known throughout Europe simply as Bernadette, has illustrated many dozens of folk- and fairy tales. Born in England, she loved to draw from childhood. She studied at the Maidstone Art School in Kent, UK for a time under the tutelage of Brian Wildsmith. Bernadette’s many beautiful books include The Snow Queen and The Bremen Town Musicians. Bernadette finds her inspiration in nature. Today she lives and works in Kent. She has been illustrating for NorthSouth Books and NordSüd Verlag since the beginning of her career 50 years ago.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Genre: folktaleCritique of Genre: This is a good example of folktale because we have the little mouse who gets itself caught by a lion and pleads to be let go. He tells the lion that he never knows when he might need his help someday. The lion thinks this is funny,but lets him go and winds up needing to be saved by the mouse after all. Theme: The theme, to me, seems to be about being kind to others and showing them mercy because you never know if you are going to need their help in the future. "Don't burn your bridges," my mom used to tell me.
The Lion & the Mouse Illustrations are truly delightful and I have given this book to several friends to share with their children and Grand Children, because it is such a nice story also. I would like to have had it in hardback, but this was the only thing available at the time I was ordering before Christmas. One friend said she is going to make sure her children have more books than toys, thus what a treasure to find a book that will last in their library for years to come. MTLor
I really love this book. Even though I am not that little to still read it, I still do, once in a while. This book really impacted my life.