The Lion and the Mouse


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A stunning, wordless version of one of Aesop's best-loved fables, from one of America's most acclaimed artists. In this Caldecott Medal-winning, wordless picture book, one of America's most acclaimed artists retells one of Aesop's best-loved fables. The fable is a favourite and familiar one: a mouse inadvertently disturbs a lion, who lets the mouse go ... and is later himself freed by the mouse from a poacher's trap. With art inspired by the Kenyan Serengeti, Jerry Pinkney's jaw-droppingly gorgeous interpretation is ...

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Diantha H

Dec 2, 2010

A picture book with sumptuous drawings and no words that encourages a child to supply the narrative. It's breathtaking.


Mar 31, 2010

Little Hero, Big Favor

In a storybook with no words, the pictures had better do the tale justice and Pinkney succeeds. The pictures of the Serengeti are so lush and detailed, they seem to spring from the page. The animals are realistic and utterly lifelike, right down to the fur and claws. This book is a visual delight, a treat to all those who are fans of this fantastic illustrator.

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