The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney — Review

The Lion & the Mouse by 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. iterary awards Caldecott Medal (2010), Cybils Award Nominee for Fiction Picture Books (2009), An ALA Notable Children’s Book for All Ages (2010) My rating: 5 of 5 starsWhat an absolutely incredible treasure of a book this is from Jerry Pinkney. As an illustrator, this is his book through and through. With few words, the story is told through incredible pictures that enlighten the imagination. It is. . .

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