FOLKTALES AND NURSERY RHYMES
Buitrago, Jairo

Lion and Mouse

(3) K-3 Translated by Elisa Amado. Illustrated by Rafael Yockteng. After a lion agrees to spare him, a mouse pledges to return the favor and does. But when the lion does him another favor, the mouse wonders what's up. (Answer: friendship.) This winning update of Aesop's "The Lion and the Mouse" has tasteful art juxtaposed with amusing omniscient narration ("'Insignificant'...is the most insulting thing you could say about a mouse").

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