The Lion Inside

by Rachel Bright, Illustrated By Jim Field


Scholastic Press
June 2016


Fiction
Ages 3 – 6 . Grades PreK – 1

Library of Congress: 2015027661


Lexile measure: AD600L

DRA: 20

Guided Reading: L


"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!
Rachel Bright

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 lookonthebrightside.co.uk.
Jim Field

Jim Field is the illustrator of Frog on a Log?, The Lion Inside, and other books for children. He lives with his girlfriend, a grumpy cat, and a great sense of humor in Paris. Visit him online at jimfield.me.

SELECT REVIEWS:

  • Praise for Love Monster by Rachel Bright:
    "A winning picture book by Rachel Bright.... With the Monster, as with many a lonely soul, love arrives when he least expects it in this ultimately happy excursion for 2- to 5-year-olds." -- The Wall Street Journal

    Praise for Side by Side by Rachel Bright and illustrated by Debi Gliori:
    "This sweet story about finding a friend brings together all of the adorable elements of woodland creatures with all the woes of finding the perfect companion.... With pleasant rhyme and delightful illustrations, this title will attract young readers." -- School Library Journal

    "The text is rhymed... the language is pleasing. The penultimate spread of paired-off buddies -- rabbits and foxes and owls and insects -- is an affectionate paean to BFFs and/or couples. This sweet celebration of friendship...." -- Kirkus Reviews

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Hardback
$16.99

ISBN: 9780545873505

32pp. | 9-½ x 11-¾