The Lion and the Mice (Hardcover)
Holiday House, 9780823423576, 1pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 2011
Arresting combinations of color and shape, along with spare and dramatic text, distinguish this easy-to-read picture book by Rebecca Emberley and her Caldecott Award-winning collaborator and father, Ed Emberley.
In this interpretation of Aesop's fable, a mouse, in colorful attire suitable for a night on the town, finds herself trapped by a caged lion in a city zoo. The mouse begs to be released and promises to help the lion one day. The lion is skeptical but releases her nonetheless. Later that night, the mouse returns with mouse friends--as spiffily attired as she herself--and together they unlock the lion's cage and prove that "little mice can be big friends."