cover image The Lion or the Mouse?

The Lion or the Mouse?

Toni Morrison, Slade Morrison. Scribner Book Company, $16.95 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-7432-2248-8

A boastful king of beasts gets a thorn in his paw and lets a timid mouse pull it. Afterward, the two reverse roles; the lion learns humility, but the mouse becomes a power-mad bully. Once again the audience must decide ""who's got game,"" or who's in the right. Both retellings-especially the shrewd portrait of the musician-score slam dunks. All ages. (June)