James and the Kindergartener: The Lion and the Mouse Remixed
Miller, Connie Colwell
. Amicus Publishing . Mankato, MN
REM 4 .
PZ8.2.M488Jam 2017 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This is a good attempt to translate LM into contemporary circumstances. James loves recess and likes it to sit under the big oak tree and read dragon books. On this day, James nods off. James' kindergarten sister Claire wants to draw a moustache on her sleeping brother, but he wakes up just in time. He threatens to report her to the principal, but she pleads with him: "If you let me go, I will help you one day." James goes home alone that day, still angry with his sister, but he stumbles on a branch on the sidewalk and is stuck in some bushes. Claire comes by and not only frees him but finds his book. "Small friends can be a great help." A telling of the traditional story follows along with questions for reflection and discussion.