Bernadette Watts retells Aesop's fable of the mouse whose life is spared by a lion, who returns the favor many years later by gnawing through the ropes in which the lion is ensnared.
Praise for The Lion and the Mouse
"In this simple, somewhat stilted retelling, Watts effectively communicates the moral: even the small can help the strong, and the strong can return the favor. The soft, busy, childlike illustrations of jungle scenes complement the story adequately, and young listeners may enjoy identifying the various animals." — The Horn Book