Lion and the Hedgehog

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Dorktales Podcast: Episode 22

The Lion and the Hedgehog

The strong and stubborn King of the Jungle gets in an entangled predicament when he pauses while on his favorite Savana prowl. Will his snarling, thrashing and roaring release him from his hopeless bind? Or will it take a mighty nibble from one tiny, sweet creature to free the feisty feline? Acts of kindness, empathy, and a clever idea are the answer to the lion’s plight!

PARENTS, TEACHERS AND HOMESCHOOLERS: This episode teaches lessons about empathy, kindness and trust.

Creatives Behind This Episode

Jonathan Cormur voiceover
Jonathan Cormur

Voiceover/Narrator

Amy Thompson Writer Dorktales Storytime Podcast
Amy Thompson

Writer

Jermaine Hamilton

Audio Engineer

Arthur Lin

Illustrator

More “Lion and Mouse” Retellings

We are having so much fun with our own geeky twist to classic fairy tales and folktales! It’s also fun to read how other others and illustrators reinvent some of our favorite tales. Here are a few suggestions for modern takes on The Lion and the Mouse:

The Lion and the Mouse and the Invaders from Zurg: A Graphic Novel
Written by Benjamin Harper
Illustrated by Pedro Rodriguez

“Can a tiny mouse save a mighty lion… from alien invaders? Thunder the Lion is leading a resistance group to fight the fierce Zurg who occupy Earth. Daisy the Mouse rushes to join the cause only to be laughed out by the lion and his soldiers. But when Thunder is taken prisoner, it’s up to Daisy to rescue him. Can Daisy and Thunder team up to drive back the extraterrestrial threat once and for all?”

The Lion and the Mouse: A Retelling of Aesop’s Fable
Written by Mark White
Illustrated by Sara Rojo Pérez

“In this retelling of the classic Aesop’s fable, a tiny mouse is saved by a hungry lion. The mouse promises to return the favor, even though the lion doesn’t believe such a small creature could help the king of the jungle.”

Lion and Mouse
Written by Jairo Buitrago
Illustrated by Rafael Yockteng
Translated by Eliza Amado

“Jairo Buitrago and Rafael Yockteng, one of the great creative teams in picture books, have fun in this simple and never-didactic story about how it’s possible to get along through negotiation, acceptance and learning to put up with a friend’s eccentricities. You can be good to one another not because you expect anything in return but just because you are friends.”

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