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The Lion Inside

Written by Rachel Bright & illustrated by Jim Field
Published by Scholastic
5.13 / 7.0
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“That day they BOTH learned That, no matter your size, We all have a mouse AND a lion inside.” A mouse feels small and insecure and determines that what he needs to do is learn how to roar like a lion. He knows he has to act brave when he approaches a lion to learn how. In a hilarious turn of events, the lion is afraid of mice! The mouse comforts the lion, they become friends, and we learn that there’s a lion and a mouse inside all of us. The inspiring text by Rachel Bright and the fun, bold illustrations by Jim Field teach young readers an important lesson. Regardless of how big or mighty we are, we can all live our dreams and do what we want to do. Fans of Aesop’s “The Lion and the Mouse” will enjoy The Lion Inside!

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What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • The mouse is very brave in this story. Can you describe a time that you were brave, like the mouse?

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
5.25 / 7.0

“If you want things to change, you first have to change YOU!” This little mouse, tired of feeling small and insignificant determines that in order to be seen and make friends he needs to be more like the ever-popular lion… he needs to learn to roar! Conquering his fear of becoming the lion’s dinner he goes looking for a teacher and finds a friend! The illustrations for this book are totally awesome and utterly expressive, and I love the rhyme scheme!

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Book-loving mama who believes you're never too old for magical stories of talking animals and imaginary worlds.
5.0 / 7.0

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Who Wrote The Lion Inside

Rachel Bright

<p><b>Rachel Bright</b> is a wordsmith, printmaker, and thinker of happy thoughts. She is passionate about time-honored printmaking techniques, and is the author-illustrator of <i>In A Minute Mama Bear, </i> <i>Love Monster</i>, <i>Love Monster and the Perfect Present</i>, <i>Love Monster and the Last Chocolate</i>, and <i>Love Monster and the Scary Something</i>, as well as many other celebrated books, which have been translated into thirty-eight languages. She works from her studio on a farm near the sea in England, where she lives with her partner; her daughters, River and Sky; and Elvis, the nicest dog in the world.<br><b></b></p>

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Who Illustrated The Lion Inside

Jim Field

<b>Jim Field </b>is an award-winning illustrator, character designer, and animation director. He grew up in Farnborough, worked in London, and now lives in Paris. His first picture book, <i>Cats Ahoy!</i>, written by Peter Bently, won the Booktrust Roald Dahl Funny Prize. He is perhaps best known for drawing frogs on logs in the bestselling <i>Oi Frog</i>. He likes playing the guitar and drinking coffee.

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