The Lion and the Mouse
Here is the fourth book of this series of ten. Pearson Learning Group is not mentioned, and the publisher's address is Carlsbad, CA. The word count is 499. Sixteen pages. The interchange between lion and caught mouse is unusually well done here. When the lion asks what the mouse could do for the King of the Jungle, the mouse responds that at least he has made him laugh. The lion doubts that he can do anything more serious for him, but lets him go just in case. The interval between their two encounters is several months. All sorts of other animals come running as the caught lion roars in his net. Zebra refuses to help. Monkey and elephant try to help but cannot. At the end, the mouse quotes his wise old mother: One good turn deserves another. It looks like Dominie yielded the rights to this book to the Pearson Learning Group sometime after 2003. Finding two of the books of this series has led to finding many more including this one. Let me see when I can complete the set!
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