The Lion and the Rat

The Lion and the Rat

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'One day I shall repay you for your kindness.' With these words a rat makes a solemn promise to a lion who has allowed the tiny creature to escape from between his fearsome paws. But what can a little rat do to help a mighty lion, the King of the Jungle? The simple messages of this La Fontaine fable - that acts of kindness will always be returned and that even the strongest and mightiest sometimes need the help of the smallest and weakest - are gloriously told in this lovely picture book from Brian Wildsmith, an internationally acclaimed writer and artist for children. His simple words and sumptuous illustrations bring a freshness to this timeless fable and the stunning new cover design and imaginative interior typography will delight a whole new generation of young Wildsmith fans.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 212 x 270 x 6mm | 158.76g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Re-issue
  • in full colour
  • 0192727095
  • 9780192727091
  • 515,772

Review quote

Another favourite fable is that of The Lion and the Rat and in a new Oxford paperback version, illustrator Brian Wildsmith has captured the essence of the jungle. His creatures are both familiar and exotic, his colours unashamedly rich, and the expression captured on the faces of his animals are both haunting and empathetic. This is a book of great beauty. Yorkshire Postshow more

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23 ratings
3.73 out of 5 stars
5 22% (5)
4 48% (11)
3 13% (3)
2 17% (4)
1 0% (0)
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