Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Mouse & Lion by Rand Burkert - ESSENTIAL

Burkert, Rand Mouse & Lion, illustrated by Nancy Burkert.  Scholastic, 2011.  $18.  Content: G.  PICTURE BOOK.  

Retold from Aesop’s Fable.  After startling Lion awake, Mouse talks his way out of punishment by offering to help Lion some day.  Lion laughs and lets him go.  Years later, Lion really does need Mouse’s help.  The Burkett’s have crafted a sweet just slightly altered version of the original and illustrated it with beautiful watercolors that capture the essence of the African savanna.  Perfect to read aloud and share.  

Pre-K, EL (K-3) – ESSENTIAL.   Cindy, Library Teacher

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