The Lion and the Mouse
. Age of Learning . Glendale, CA ,
ABCM 5 .
PZ8.2.A33 Lio 2012 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Here is one of five books in a series I found together. 25 pages, with page 5 being the title-page. The book is aimed at younger children. In this version, the caught mouse is the last of a group that scrambled over the lion on the way home. This lion pities the mouse. There is neither laughter nor an offer by the mouse to do something in return. This version is careful to place the trap that catches the lion near the mouse's home. The most expressive piece of art shows the panic of the mouse just pounced upon by the lion's paw (12-13). The mouse's gnawing work is also well depicted (20-21). There are two pages of glossary at the back of this very sturdy book.