A bestselling story about confidence, self-esteem, and a shy little mouse who sets out on a journey to find his roar.
In a dry dusty place where the sand sparkled gold, stood a mighty flat rock, all craggy and old. And under that rock in a tinyful house, lived the littlest, quietest, meekest brown mouse.
Fed up of being ignored by the other animals, Mouse wishes he could roar like Lion. But, as he discovers, even the biggest, bossiest people are scared sometimes ... and even the smallest creatures can have the heart of a lion!
A modern classic, The Lion Inside has sold over 200,000 copies in the UK alone and been translated into over 30 languages worldwide.
"A heartfelt message, delightfully conveyed." Parents in Touch
"Captivating." Books for Keeps
"A delight to read over and over again." WRD
With his bright saucer eyes and huge winglike ears, Mouse looks like he wouldn't fade into any background. And yet, "He got stepped on and sat on./ He missed out on stuff./ Ignored and forgotten.../ his mouse life was tough." Watching how the "shouty and proud" Lion dominates, Mouse decides that he needs to add a roar to his repertoire, and he risks being eaten to offer himself up as a pupil to Lion. But Mouse soon discovers that having a big roar isn't synonymous with having a perfect, fearless life. Bright (the Love Monster books) seems to leave no self-help bromide unturned ("It felt like the scariest thing he could do.../ But if you want things to change, you first have to change you"). But Field (Frog on a Log?) is in top form, offering so many imaginative framings (several spreads contain multiple vignettes, each one a winner) and irreverent characterizations (Lion is a Miles Gloriosus with a mane) that readers will feel carried along by his visual and comedic generosity. Ages 3 5.