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From School Library Journal PreSchool-Grade 1?Herman uses a controlled vocabulary of less than 45 words to retell the familiar Aesop's fable about helping others. McCue's realistic illustrations fill the pages with color and effectively enhance the text. Beginning readers will be able to read this independently after hearing it just once or twice. A good choice, especially for youngsters who love stories that show the smallest creature saving the day.?Sharon R. Pearce, formerly at San Antonio Public Library, TXCopyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more From Booklist Gr. 1. This colorful reader from the Early Step into Reading series retells one of Aesop's fables. A powerful lion catches a mouse, who begs the beast to free him. In return, he says, he will someday help the lion. Amused, the lion frees the mouse. Part 2 begins with these simple words: 'Big Lion. Big net. Big, big trouble.' The trapped lion roars, bringing the mouse, who chews through the net and sets him free. With watercolor illustrations as simple and dramatic as the tale, this book tells a classic story in a form accessible to young children. A good choice for libraries looking for classic tales easy enough for beginning readers. Carolyn Phelan Read more See all Editorial Reviews