The Lion and the Mouse
Based on Aesop's fable, this wordless interpretation tells the story of two animals overcoming their instincts and fears for the good of the other. A mother mouse mistakenly awakens a sleeping lion. It takes all of the lion's strength to let the mouse go. The mouse hurries back to her babies, grateful for her survival. Later, the lion gets trapped by a hunter. The mouse remembers the lion's kindness and chews through the ropes to free the lion. Students will learn that acts of friendship and kindness can occur in unlikely ways. This video is an adaptation of the picture book illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.