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The Lion and the Mice
An I Like to Read® Book Level E
by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley
Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley, Illustrator

Paperback | 24 pages | 9 1/4 x 9 | US$ 6.99
ISBN: 9780823426416 | 06-01-2012

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Easy Readers, Fairy Tales & Fables, Animals/Fiction
Recommendations: K

K: RF.3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 4, RL.1-10, SL.5, W.3
1: RF.1, 1a, 3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3g, 4, 4a, 4b, 4c, RL.1-9
2: RL.1-7, 9, W.3
3: RI.9, W.7

This book is aligned with the COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS for kindergarten and first grade in Phonics and Word Recognition, as well as in Fluency, and in first grade Print Concepts.

About the Book
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."

“Fantastic visual fun. . . . Aesop’s lion and mouse (or mice, as this case has it) have never looked more stylish. . . . As an added bonus after the moral is delivered, the lion says ‘thank you.’ Two lessons in one!"—Kirkus Reviews

About the Series
The Lion and the Mice is an I Like to Read® book, a picture book series written and illustrated so that even the newest reader can enjoy a satisfying, quality literary experience. The books in the series are written at kindergarten and early first grade reading levels.

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The Lion and the Mice is a Guided Reading Level E book.

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