As Monkey is starting out on his learning to read journey I’m trying to mix up the type of books that we read. So when we were asked if we’d like to review a couple of Silver Penny Stories with GMC Publications, they sounded ideal. The first book we received was The Lion and the Mouse.
The Lion and the Mouse is a small 41 page hardback book, with a small amount of text on one side and an illustration on the other. Perfect for early readers.
Monkey is only just starting to read words so I get him to pick out the ones that he already knows and we read the story together.
This is a classic tale that I remember from my own childhood and there’s a moral to the story too. In case you’re not familiar with The Lion and the Mouse – a mouse wakes a lion up and is about to be the lion’s breakfast. He begs to be spared and promises that if he is, he will one day show the same kindness to the lion. The lion thinks this is hilarious; how could a little mouse ever help the king of the jungle?
I won’t ruin the story if you haven’t read it before, but let’s just say that we all need friends from time to time, no matter how big we are.
The Lion and the Mouse is a great addition to our bookcase, priced at £3.50, this and other titles in the Silver Penny Stories are great value for money too.
disclaimer: we were sent this book in exchange for an honest review