Lion and Mouse



Lion and MouseFunny, Fresh And Very Modern, This Update On The Fable Of The Lion And The Mouse Is A Marvelous Tale Of A Relationship Between Two Unlikely Friends.One Day, The Mouse Marches Into The Lion S Den Without An Invitation Before The Lion Can Eat Him For Breakfast, The Mouse Begs For Mercy If You Let Me Go, I Might Be Able To Return The Favor The Lion Laughs At The Idea Of Such A Small, Insignificant Creature Helping Him Out Until The Next Day When The Mouse Frees The Lion From A Hunter S Trap.Jairo Buitrago And Rafael Yockteng, One Of The Great Creative Teams In Picture Books, Have Fun In This Simple And Never Didactic Story About How It S Possible To Get Along Through Negotiation, Acceptance And Learning To Put Up With A Friend S Eccentricities You Can Be Good To One Another Not Because You Expect Anything In Return But Just Because You Are Friends.

Jairo Buitrago es escritor de libros lbum para ni os, ilustrador e investigador de temas cinematogr ficos En 2007 fue el ganador del 11 concurso de lbum ilustrado A la Orilla del Viento del Fondo de Cultura Econ mica de M xico Es autor de El se or L.Fante 2006 y ha colaborado con el ilustrador Rafael Yockteng en los libros Emiliano 2007 , Camino A Casa 2008 y Elo sa y los bichos 2009 Vive en Bogot.

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  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • Lion and Mouse
  • Jairo Buitrago
  • 01 September 2017
  • 1773062247

10 thoughts on “Lion and Mouse

  1. Emma says:

    Totally bananas but oddly endearing version of the lion and mouse fable It s really wacky how the mouse is on his way to meet his girlfriend and Lion is like no way you re too ugly to have a girlfriend Then there s the question of if they are actually a couple at the end Or at least that s a question I had at the end That said I do like the messaging and how they both figure out that doing favors for friends isn t the same as doing them for the sake of reciprocity My favorite spread is nea Totally bananas but oddly endearing version of the lion and mouse fable It s really wacky how the mouse is on his way to meet his girlfriend and Lion is like no way you re too ugly to have a girlfriend Then there s the question of if they are actually a couple at the end Or at least that s a question I had at the end That said I do like the messaging and how they both figure out that doing favors for friends isn t the same as doing them for the sake of reciprocity My favorite spread is near the end with the text And that is how they began to be good to each other

  2. Robin says:

    The classic fable with a slightly bigger heart A beautiful enemies to best friends story with moody, expressive illustrations Highly recommended for ages 4 6.

  3. Pam says:

    I love the story of the lion and the mouse and this version does not disappoint Mouse wanders into Lion s den and accidentally wakes up Lion When Lion threatens to eat him, he promises a favor for his life Later when Lion is trapped, Mouse eats the cords of the trap and saves him This story goes further and adds that Lion and Mouse figure out that they don t have to keep doing favors for each other in order to be friends.

  4. Hanna Yost says:

    This updated retelling stays true to the sound and rhythm of a fable and is absolutely heartwarming Lion and Mouse are foes turned friends and the illustrations accompanying their banter will delight readers.

  5. Jacki says:

    Lion is sleeping one day, and Mouse walks into his home, wipes his paws in his mane, and then tries to leave, but Lion stops him Mouse promises he ll return the favor, and does the next day when Lion gets stuck in a hunter s trap From there on out, they continue to be good to each other, and eventually Mouse s family moves into the cave with Lion.The artistry in this book was beautiful, once again I don t think I have ever seen books that explain words like insignificant as straightforwardl Lion is sleeping one day, and Mouse walks into his home, wipes his paws in his mane, and then tries to leave, but Lion stops him Mouse promises he ll return the favor, and does the next day when Lion gets stuck in a hunter s trap From there on out, they continue to be good to each other, and eventually Mouse s family moves into the cave with Lion.The artistry in this book was beautiful, once again I don t think I have ever seen books that explain words like insignificant as straightforwardly as this one does, but I really appreciated that for younger readers I also liked but found it comical the line that said, In those days, people were foolish and hunted lions I didn t like Lion s remark about Mouse being too ugly to have a girlfriend it just didn t seem necessary to the plot, and Lion could have shown his dislike distrust in Mouse in a different way

  6. Laura says:

    Oh I enjoyed this updated twist of Aesop s classic lion and mouse fable The story begins with the traditional fable, though a few hints and sly changes are added For example, when the lion lets the mouse go, he tells the mouse that he s insignificant The narrator then explains what insignificant means and claims that it is the most insulting thing you could say about a mouse After the mouse saves the lion from the trap, the two form a kind of friendship and realize that acts of kindness a Oh I enjoyed this updated twist of Aesop s classic lion and mouse fable The story begins with the traditional fable, though a few hints and sly changes are added For example, when the lion lets the mouse go, he tells the mouse that he s insignificant The narrator then explains what insignificant means and claims that it is the most insulting thing you could say about a mouse After the mouse saves the lion from the trap, the two form a kind of friendship and realize that acts of kindness are not about returning favors or keeping score And that is how they began to be good to each other The mouse and lion end up living in the lion s house and the mouse rides through the forest on the lion s head.Sweet, updated with a rich lesson, and sly bits of humor make this a really great story

  7. Juliana Lee says:

    Riff off Aesop s Fable, The Lion and The Mouse In this version the mouse walks into the lion s den and wipes his feet on the lion s mane Before he leaves the lion reaches out and stops him The mouse pleads with the lion to let him go and promises to repay the favor Of course the lion agrees thinking the mouse could never repay him But when the lion is captured in a net, the mouse chews the ropes until the lion is free Now they are even, but soon the lion protects the mouse from rain and th Riff off Aesop s Fable, The Lion and The Mouse In this version the mouse walks into the lion s den and wipes his feet on the lion s mane Before he leaves the lion reaches out and stops him The mouse pleads with the lion to let him go and promises to repay the favor Of course the lion agrees thinking the mouse could never repay him But when the lion is captured in a net, the mouse chews the ropes until the lion is free Now they are even, but soon the lion protects the mouse from rain and the mouse fears that he is now in debt to the lion again But the lion convinces him that this is not a favor which needs to be repaid The lion and the mouse develop a friendship based on mutual like and not indebtedness A little heavy handed for my liking, but a nice story nonetheless

  8. David says:

    2 5 stars means it s ok but nothing to go out of your way for.Overall, this is an unnecessary retelling of the old fable The changes are odd and feel rather arbitrary The mouse has a girlfriend My 3 year old students won t understand that In those days people were foolish and hunted lions Well that s an odd, modern liberal sort of jab at various other cultures Is Buitrago virtue signaling In a picture book Sadly, he wouldn t be the first And then the story drags on a bit longer th 2 5 stars means it s ok but nothing to go out of your way for.Overall, this is an unnecessary retelling of the old fable The changes are odd and feel rather arbitrary The mouse has a girlfriend My 3 year old students won t understand that In those days people were foolish and hunted lions Well that s an odd, modern liberal sort of jab at various other cultures Is Buitrago virtue signaling In a picture book Sadly, he wouldn t be the first And then the story drags on a bit longer than it needs to, as Buitrago tries to hammer in the fable s point, until the prose ends abruptly However, the illustrations are quite nice, and the central fable, which is strong, is mostly intact

  9. Brooklyn Cribdon (The Wild Library) says:

    I had the pleasure of reading this title thanks to an early copy from Groundwood Books This updated telling of the Lion Mouse fable was, overall, fun and heartwarming At first I was a bit bothered by such direct nastiness i.e calling the mouse ugly , but the way the story resolved the relationship between these two unlikely friends was quite charming and sweet The illustrations were a wonderful, modern accompaniment too I had the pleasure of reading this title thanks to an early copy from Groundwood Books This updated telling of the Lion Mouse fable was, overall, fun and heartwarming At first I was a bit bothered by such direct nastiness i.e calling the mouse ugly , but the way the story resolved the relationship between these two unlikely friends was quite charming and sweet The illustrations were a wonderful, modern accompaniment too

  10. Laura Giessler says:

    Another version of the familiar Lion and Mouse fable Updates include a comment on hunting, some additions like the mouse being on his way to his girlfriend s and the lion calling the mouse ugly could have done without that Strong message about the difference between trading favors and doing good because one cares about another, without expecting something in return I liked the line at that turning point and that is how they began to be good to each other.

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