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The Lion Inside Paperback – 10 Mar 2016
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A heartfelt message, delightfully conveyed (Parents in Touch)
A delight to read over and over again (WRD)
Charming... Older children will appreciate the moral of the story....Meanwhile, younger children will love looking at the fun, vibrant illustrations of all the animals (Mumfidential)
[This] adorable, big-eared mouse will easily win over readers. (The Book List)
Rachel Bright's rhyming story reads aloud well, and Jim Field's illustrations are a delight ... A book to treasure that has already been shared many times with grandchildren (School Librarian)
Fans of The Gruffalo and Giraffes Can't Dance will love this feelgood rhyming story portraying a positive message about overcoming your fears.See all Product description
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We have the paperback version which is a good sized book measuring 24cm by 30cm.
The book is written in a rhyming style throughout and not only is it very cleverly written but it also has absolutely gorgeous illustrations throughout. The story tells of a little mouse who is often forgotten, not noticed and disregarded by all of the other animals. The mouse watches the big brave charismatic lion on the top of his rock who has the full attention of all of the other animals and the mouse wishes he could be more like the lion. So the little quiet mouse makes the decision to be brave and make the journey up to the top of the rock to ask the lion to teach him how to be more like him. When the mouse gets to the top he has a surprise and an unlikely friendship is made.
This has a lovely lesson about trusting the little voice within, being brave and that "no matter your size, we all have a mouse and a lion inside".
I very rarely recommend things but I am happy to completely recommend this book if you are browsing and considering getting it as its a truly wonderful read. My children love this book and so do I and no matter the amount of times I have now read it to them it is still a joy to read.
Set in the African plains, the reader quickly meets the two main characters: Lion and Mouse. Living on top of the rock, Lion appears popular and confident. In comparison, the gentle, quiet Mouse is often ignored or forgotten by the other animals. Wishing to experience Lion's popularity, Mouse decides late one night that he needs to learn how to roar and so plucks up his courage and goes to ask Lion to teach him. The rest is a tale of unlikely friendship, finding your true voice and the simple message that 'no matter your size, we all have a mouse and a lion inside'.
Accompanied by beautiful illustrations, this simple rhyming story is a delight. I would recommend it to all.
Have also used this as a PSHE lesson for KS2 children with great effect.
The story has a lovely flow and the rhyming is, in my opinion, very natural and not forced as many rhyming story books can be. I love the days when my son chooses this as one of his bedtime books.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What a lovely story. My Granddaughter loved to hear it and I loved reading it.Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
Great Book! My daughter loves it when I read her this book. Nice rhyme and encouraging story.Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
Very disappointing message. Rather than being about self-acceptance and a celebration of differences, or even about finding how brave you really are (as the title misleadingly... Read morePublished 10 days ago by BirdBrain007
What a brilliant gem of a book. Such a powerful message for young minds. The illustrations are bright and lovely!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This book has the most beautiful message, I love it. I'll continue reading this to my kids as toddlers right the way through school.Published 1 month ago by Caroline In Edinburgh
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