The Lion and the Mouse
. Random House . NY ,
PZ8.2.H43 Li 1998 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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Part 1, Little Mouse, opens with two great two-page spreads: Big Lion and Big Trouble. There is a good laughing lion on 11. Part 2 starts with Big Lion. Big net. When you turn the page, you find Big, big trouble! The final two-page spread of the lion carrying the mouse on his head into the sunset is splendid. This little book has perhaps the boldest moral I have seen for this fable: Always help others. Perhaps the poorest illustration is the squinting one on the cover! I found this hardbound version shortly after I had ordered the paperbound version from Barnes and Noble.