Picture Books: Lion and Mouse

Another gorgeous picture book for you today. This time by Random House Childrens Book publishing we have

Lion and MouseLion and Mouse, by Catalina Echeverri

Lion and Mouse is the story of two friends – yes, the Lion and the Mouse. It is an usual friendship as they are so different. We then find out that Lion is actually quite boastful and thinks he is better at everything. He is so busy being pleased with himself that he doesn’t notice mouse disappearing… And then darkness comes. Lion isn’t quite so brave as he thought. And he needs his friend Mouse. Will Mouse come and help him?

Once again a book that is beautifully illustrated (I like it for the illustrations alone). There is lots of energy and feeling in the illustrations and you can almost hear the Lion ROOOAAAR and feel him quiver in the darkness.

As a parent, the storyline is appealing too. Which child hasn’t either been boastful themselves or had a friend boast about being bigger and better. It teaches 3 things – boastfulness is not a good trait, everyone has strengths and weakness and friends help each other.

Win win all round.

Speaking on win…

Would you like to win a copy? To enter, visit my sister site Theatre, Books and Movies and check out the Kids Movie Reviews section. Which film have you seen?

Terms & Conditions:

1) One entry per person.

2) Giveaway closes on 31st March 2013 11:55pm.

3) Open to UK residence only.

4) Winners will be selected at random and decisions are final.

5) Prize delivery is the responsibility of  Random House Publishing and not Life At The Zoo.

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