A boastful knig of the beasts gets a thorn stuck in his paw as he can't get it out he asks a timid little mouse to pull it. Afterward they reverse roles and the lion learns humility while the mouse becomes a power mad bully and the reader is left to decide who's got game?
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Novelist Toni Morrison joins her son Slade and illustrator Pascal Lemaitre for a lively interpretation of one of Aesop’s better known fables. The trio, who last teamed up for The Book of Mean People, gives the blustery lion a chance to redeem himself after being fallen by a thorn--and lets readers see what happens when the mouse that rescues him lets his good deed go to his head. The moral of the story? "Listen up!/ Listen up!/ No ifs, maybes, ands, or buts./ The biggest bully in the land/ Does what he likes, takes what he can.../ ...believes the sizes of boots and paws/ are all you need to make the laws./ But strong or weak, big or small,/ A giant or an elf.../ Is he who wants to be a bully/ Just scared to be himself?" Hip kids will nod their heads to the beat of the lion’s strut, and chuckle at Lemaitre’s cartoon-framed illustrations. Hip grownups will let young readers mull over the Morrisons’ (and Aesop’s) message about bullying at their own pace. (All ages) --Emilie CoulterAbout the Author:
Toni Morrison, who is best known for her fiction, teaches at Princeton University. Her novels include Song of Solomon (1977), Beloved(1987), Jazz(1992), Paradise(1998) and Love(2003).
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Scribner, 2003. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0743222482
Book Description Scribner, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0743222482
Book Description Scribner. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0743222482 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0743222482
Book Description Scribner, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0743222482
Book Description Scribner, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110743222482
Book Description New York: Scribner. 2003, First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED., 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. DJ unclipped; covered in mylar. SIGNED BY TONI . Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 215
Book Description Scribner. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0743222482 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW4.0380108
Book Description NY: Scribner, Old Tappan, New Jersey, U.S.A., 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. First edition, FIRST PRINTING, hardback in AS NEW condition (no marks/flaws); this copy was SIGNED by TONI MORRISON directly on the title page (simply signed, not inscribed to anybody). This is a terrific children's book ("for all ages") by the Nobel Prize laureate for Literature, and the second in a projected series. I will also include a GLOSSY PHOTO OF THE AUTHOR AT THE SIGNING EVENT! Please check my other listings for signed copies of Toni Morrison books. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 317