Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Lion and the Mouse

Title:               The Lion and the Mouse
Category:       Picture book
Grade:            PreK-3
Author:          Jerry Pinkney
Illustrator:      Jerry Pinkney
Publisher:       Little, Brown & Company
Date:               2009
Pages:             32

A (mostly) wordless retelling of the classic fable, in which a lion permits his small prey to go free only to have the mouse become his unlikely rescuer in the end. 

Pinkney adds to the original tale with a whole family of babies who hear the amazing story from the hero himself.  While the illustrations are magnificent, I missed some of the elements of the original tale that were too difficult to portray wordlessly.


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