Little Mouse. Big Lion. Big, big trouble. Who will save the mouse? Who will save the lion? This simple retelling of the classic Aesop fable will be a treat for kids and their parents as an adventurous mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds--like rescuing the King of the Jungle. With big, bold illustrations by Lisa McCue and large type, this Early Step into Reading book is perfect for kids just beginning to learn how to read.
This book is part of a book series called Step Into Reading .
This book is aimed at children in primary school. This book is part of a reading scheme, meaning that it is a book aimed at children who are learning to read.
There are 28 pages in this book. This book was published 1998 by Random House USA Inc .
Gail Herman has written several young biographies for children, including Who Was Jackie Robinson?
This book contains the following story:
The Lion and the Mouse
Some field mice were running hither and thither, playing their own game. They were so taken with their game that they did not notice the sleeping lion. In the course of the chase one mouse accidentally ran over the lion's paw, waking him from his slumber. The lion was cross and caught the little mouse by the tail. 'Please don't kill me' squealed the mouse 'I am so sorry'. The lion had intended to crush the little beast, but he tempered his mood and let the creature go. A few days later the lion was out hunting when he fell into a poacher's trap. Ropes wound around him and the terrified lion knew he could do nothing but wait for the hunter and his doom. But then he heard a little squeaking, and as he looked up he saw the mouse he had let go gnawing at the ropes. 'You were kind to me' said the mouse 'and now I will be kind to you'. The mouse gnawed through the ropes and the lion was able to escape.
This book is in the following series:
Step Into Reading
Step Into Reading is carefully graded reading programme with five levels. Each level includes fun stories and colourful art or photographs in books with original fiction, popular characters, top selling, categorized non-fiction, and more. Children will progress through the levels at their own speed, developing confidence in their reading.