Told in child friendly rhyme, laced with evocative words and originality, the story of a mouse who wants to be heard is captivating. Feeling small and overlooked, the mouse gathers his courage to face the enormous lion who slumbers on the rock above his house. No mean feat. But the irony is the big roaring cat is afraid of tiny scampering mice with their long tails and squeaky voices.
In a supreme act of courage on both sides, the two discover they have much to offer one another and in becoming friends they learn that we all have a mouse and a lion’s voice inside us.
A pleasing story about overcoming your worst fears, depicted in a limited palette of earthy browns and yellows. There is humour and irony in the expressions of the creatures and the bold close ups and dynamic compositions give this story terrific impact. Good in the classroom and at home.