S: The Lion and the Mouse -- An Aesop's Fable Illustrated by Loren Safdie
FC: The Lion and The Mouse An Aesop's Fable Illustrated by Loren Safdie
1: The Lion and The Mouse An Aesop's Fable Illustrated by Loren Safdie
3: To Mom and Dad for encouraging creativity in every pursuit.
4: Illustration Copyright Loren Safdie 2012
5: The Lion and the Mouse
6: Once upon a time there was a Great Lion and a Little Mouse. One day when the Lion was asleep, the Little Mouse started to run upon him.
8: The Great Lion awoke and trapped the poor Little Mouse under his enormous paw. "Please," squeaked the Mouse. "If you let me go, I promise one day I will save your life."
10: "How could a Little Mouse help a Great Lion like me?" the Great Lion thought. He threw his head back and roared with laughter. "RAH Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha." When finally he stopped, he let the Little Mouse go. " Thank You!" squeaked the Little Mouse as he ran away.
12: Not long after that, the Lion was running through the jungle when a hunter came and threw a big net over him. He tried to escape, but in the end, he was captured. "Help," he roared. "I've been caught!"
14: Just when the Great Lion lost hope of anyone coming to save him, the Little Mouse appeared. "I can help you," squeaked the Little Mouse. He took the big rope in his little paws and began to chew. Finally, the first rope broke into two pieces. Soon the Lion was free and the pair ran away as quietly as they could.
16: They arrived safely home. "Thank You," said the Great Lion. From that day forward, the Great Lion and the Little Mouse became the best of friends.
18: Remember-- Little friends may prove to be great friends. No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.