The Lion Who Saw Himself in the Water
. Hoopoe Books . Boston
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Here is a long 32-page development of a traditional fable motif with a novel ending. Share the Lion is misunderstood by the other animals when he roars, even when he roars "Why are you running away?" He comes to a pool thirsty and is ready to drink when he roars and so frightens himself. The other animals try to get him to realize that it is only a reflection. Finally, he has the courage to take a drink -- and the roaring image goes away. They all live happily ever after. Rodriguez has fun with the animals peeping out from behind rocks and bushes or tying their monkey tails together. The three monkeys at the poolside are doing "see no evil, hear no evil, say no evil." Full color all the way through the book. About 8½" x 11½".