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Lion and the Mouse

Gail Herman (1998), 32 pages
Illustrated by Lisa McCue
Audience: Preschool - 1st Grade
Category: Animal, Classic, Easy Reader, Fiction, Folklore
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This is a gentle retelling of Aesop's Fable of how a little mouse is capable of helping, 'the King of the Jungle'- showing young readers that it is the size of your heart that is important.
Similar books: The Boy Who Cried Wolf by Mair Mackinnon; The Rabbit and the Turtle: Aesop's Fables by Eric Carle; There's a Wolf at the Door by Zoe B. Alley
Reviewed by: mb
Date read: 7/15/2009
ISBN-10: 067998674X
ISBN-13: 9780679986744
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Lion Named Shirley Williamson

Bernard Waber (1996), 40 pages
Audience: Preschool - 2nd Grade
Category: Animal, Fiction, Picture Books
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Have you ever heard of a lion named Shirley Williamson? Shirley's name got her special attention, special accommodations, and special food at the zoo. This fact did not go unnoticed by the other lions, who all had ordinary names and received only ordinary attention. Due to the lions' bad behavior, the zoo's Board of Directors decided to change Shirley's name to Bongo. To make matters worse, they even fired her best friend and zoo keeper, Seymour. Shirley was not going to take this abuse lying down! Read, 'A Lion Named Shirley Williamson' by Bernard Waber to see how Shirley shows Seymour and the Board of Directors how important a name can really be!
Similar authors: Michelle Knudsen; Fred Asch; Don Freeman
Similar books: The Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen; The Lion Who Saw Himself in the Water by Idries Shah; Dandelion by Don Freeman; Willoughby and the Lion by Greg Foley; Norman the Lion by Laura Gates Galvin; Catherine and the Lion by Clare Jarrett
Reviewed by: mb
Date read: 7/13/2011
ISBN-10: 0395809797
ISBN-13: 9780395809792
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Lionboy

Zizou Corder (2004), 304 pages
Audience: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
Category: Animal, Fantasy, Fiction
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Charlie Ashanti, a.k.a. Lionboy, has the ability to speak with all kinds of cats, due to an incident when he was a baby. Not very many people know about it, but this ability becomes invaluable, when he finds that his parents, both scientists, have disappeared from their home in Britain, and Charlie suspects foul play. Through a network of cats, Charlie is able to track the scientists, who have been kidnapped by a nebulous organization called The Corporacy. His journey to rescue them is a page-turning adventure across Europe. Sequels include The Chase and The Truth.
Book Series: Lionboy
Reviewed by: sc
Date read: 3/27/2009
ISBN-10: 0142402265
ISBN-13: 9780142402269
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Little Bo in Italy: The Continued Adventures of Bonnie Boadicea

Julie Andrews Edwards (2010), 112 pages
Illustrated by Henry Cole
Audience: 3rd Grade - 5th Grade
Category: Adventure, Animal, Fiction, Mystery
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Little Bo, otherwise known as Bonnie Boadicea, is a beautiful gray ship's cat who has been lucky to have many adventures while at sea with her owner, Billy. In a previous adventure, the two foiled the plot to kidnap Lady Goodlad. Her grateful husband invited them to become members of the crew of his yacht, Legend. To recover from the scare of the near kidnapping, Lord and Lady Goodlad are sailing to Italy. There, Bo and Billy have many adventures in famous Italian cities: Pisa, where they attend a circus and Bo becomes part of the lion tamer's act; and Rome, where Bo finds another of her six siblings; and two of the beautiful Italian islands. All along, they are being followed by a pair of mysterious men whose intentions may be malicious. Read about Little Bo's other adventures in Little Bo, the Story of Bonnie Boadicea, Little Bo in Paris, and the final story, Little Bo in London.
Reviewed by: vfv
Date read: 3/21/2013
ISBN-10: 0060089083
ISBN-13: 9780060089085
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Little Bunny's Sleepless Night

Carol Roth (1999), 32 pages
Illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev
Audience: Preschool - Preschool
Category: Animal, Picture Books
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Little bunny gets so lonely at night. He decides to sleep at a friend's place. He tries the company of squirrel, skunk, porcupine, bear and owl before he realizes there's nothing like his own comfy bed.
Reviewed by: sc
Date read: 4/28/2009
ISBN-10: 0735810699
ISBN-13: 9780735810693
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