The Lion & the Mouse

The Lion & the Mouse

Book - 2009 | First edition.
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The Caldecott Award-winning fable of compassion and kindness retold by acclaimed artist Jerry Pinkney.

In award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney's wordless adaptation of one of Aesop's most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted. After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he'd planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from a poacher's trap. With vivid depictions of the landscape of the African Serengeti and expressively-drawn characters, Pinkney makes this a truly special retelling, and his stunning pictures speak volumes.
Audience: 004-008.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2009.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316013567
Branch Call Number: JP Pinkn
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Aesop - Creator


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Sep 14, 2014

The Lion and the Mouse only has a few words, but the warm and bright watercolors upon pencil drawings accentuated the mouse and lion's expressions of fear, happiness and anger. This book also enables children to become active readers. The adult reader can assess a child's understanding of the few text ( jungle sounds) placed strategically in the story.

Jul 30, 2014

gorgeously illustrated and concisely told without words.

Oct 06, 2012

Amazing illustrations! Not surprising it won an award for them. Didn't need words in this beautifully retold story!

quagga Dec 04, 2009

This is an absolutely stunning, wordless picture book. Pinkney retells Aesop's fable of the mouse remembering a debt to the lion. Words are used only as part of the background animal noises within watercolour paintings that show the teeming life of the Serengeti. Ages 3 - 7.

RockCastle Nov 20, 2009

Fantastic illustratrion - wordless picture book with Classic story

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