The Lion & the Mouse

The Lion & the Mouse

Book - 2009
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In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when he rescues the King of the Jungle.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co. Books for Young Readers, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316013567
Call Number: j398.2 PINK
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 25 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Aesop
Alternative Title: Lion and the mouse


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(From Kirkus Reviews, August 1st, 2009) "A nearly wordless exploration of Aesop’s fable of symbiotic mercy that is nothing short of masterful. A mouse, narrowly escaping an owl at dawn, skitters up what prove to be a male lion’s tail and back. Lion releases Mouse in a moment of bemused genti... Read More »

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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.

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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