Thsi book teaches children that even the smallest creatures can do great deeds. It is a new addition to the popular Silver Penny series. It is suitable for children aged 3 to 6. Could a tiny mouse actually help the king of the jungle? That's what a trapped mouse promises to do if his lion captor sets him free. The lion laughs-and lets him go. But when hunters trap the scared and desperate lion, the mouse proves that even the smallest creatures can do great deeds.
This book is part of a book series called Silver Penny Stories .
There are 48 pages in this book. This book was published 2014 by Sterling Publishing Co Inc .
Diane Namm is the author of several Classic Starts books, including Greek Myths (9781402773129). Scott J. Wakefield is an illustrator and teacher. He graduated from Art Center College of Design and has worked as a freelance illustrator for children's magazines and major publishers. Kathleen Olmstead is the author of several Classic Starts books, including Anne of Avonlea and Moby Dick, as well as Jacques Cousteau: A Life Under the Sea (9781402744402) and Matthew Henson: The Quest for the North Pole (9781402744419), both in the Sterling Biographies series. Marcos Calo has worked as a concept artist for several animated movies, most notably Planet 51 and Despicable Me, while also illustrating for over 14 years.
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.