Bright, Rachel The Lion Inside, illustrated by Jim Field. PICTURE BOOK. Scholastic Press, MAY 2016. $17.
No one in the jungle ever notices Mouse. He is so meek and so tiny that everyone ignores him. But Mouse decides that if he can learn to roar like Lion, then he will finally get noticed. When Mouse comes to Lion in order to ask for help, however, something very unexpected happens.
While this may kind of seem like a riff on Aesop, this is truly a charming story all of its own. Text and picture work together harmoniously in an almost cartoon style that will appeal to all students come story time.
Pre-K, El (K-3) – ESSENTIAL. Cindy, Library teacher