Whether to show your support for Jerry Pinkney’s The Lion & the Mouse as the Caldecott awards approach, or just for fun, I encourage you to Lion Yourself. Take a look at these famous people who decided to give it a try:

George Washington Lion

Kevin Feder-lion

There are two ways to do it:

Method #1 (The Reality Version)

1. Got a copy of The Lion & the Mouse nearby? Got a camera? Grab them.

2. Hold the book up in front of your face, making sure it hides your entire head, hair and all.

3. Get a friend/family member/stranger standing next to you to snap a picture. You’re all set.

4. Post it to your site along with this text.

Method #2 (The Virtual Reality Version)

1. Save this copy of The Lion & the Mouse cover on your computer (click to enlarge).

2. Locate a suitable picture of yourself you would like to lionize.

3. Use Splashup, Photoshop, or similar to put it together. You’re all set.

4. Post it to your site along with this text.

If you Lion Yourself, email me (scopenotes@gmail.com) or comment – I’ll add you to the gallery.

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