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.

60 thoughts on “Picture Books: Lion and Mouse”

  1. We have seen Ice Age 4 and enjoyed that. The kids watched Brave but my youngest seemed quite scared by that. We are yet to see the others.
    The book looks great.

  2. Hotel Transylvania with my god children and my great nieces and nephews and we had a really good belly laugh

  3. I’ve watched Ice Age 4 and all the other Ice Age films. They are hilariously funny for children and adults alike.

  4. I’ve not yet seen Brave but was wondering if it was suitable for my Brownies. Having read your review, looks like it might be. Thank you!

  5. We’ve seen Tinkerbell the movie. My grandson loves Tinkerbell and it is so family friendly with a hint of excitement

  6. I have seen Brave with my mother (got advanced tixs) and The Pirates with a friend. Both seen without kids and both enjoyed and giggled throughout!

  7. Grandkids love ‘Arthur Christmas’ – I am not so enthralled after watching it too many times to reember

  8. Brave- I thought it was about time P1XAR created a film with a strong female lead character, children in my class enjoyed the movie and we analysed the character to understand why this was a successful

  9. Ice age 4 – It’s definately getting long in the (sabre)tooth now and I hope that is the last one! They have clearly run out of ideas – But I really hope Pixar will be doing an Up 2 – I just love Doug!

  10. We watched Brave- It was an amazing film, Im not too sure our little boy seemed keen but i LOVED it! Xx

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