The Lion Inside (Hardcover)

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By Rachel Bright, Jim Field (Illustrator)
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This is the story of a very small, timid mouse who tries to find his roar.

  "But it wouldn't be easy

   There was only one beast

   who could teach him this thing

   BUT might make him a feast"

This is a delightful re-telling of "The Lion and the Mouse" told in poetry form.  Ultimately a book of courage and friendship, check out the illustrations of the meek mouse with big eyes, big ears and a bandaged tail!

— Sharon


"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

About the Author

Rachel Bright is the author of Side by Side and the Love Monster series. She is also the creator of a bestselling card and gift line, the brightside. She lives on a farm by the sea in England with her family and all manner of animals. For more information, go to Jim Field is the illustrator of Frog on a Log?. He has illustrated several children's books published in the United Kingdom, including Cats Ahoy!, which won the 2011 Roald Dahl Funny Prize. He lives with his girlfriend, a grumpy cat, and a great sense of humor in Paris. Visit him online at
Product Details
ISBN: 9780545873505
ISBN-10: 0545873509
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: May 31st, 2016
Pages: 32
Language: English