The Lion & the Mouse

Pinkney, Jerry

Book - 2009
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Lion & the Mouse
In this wordless retelling of an Aesop fable set in the African Serengeti, an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when she rescues the King of the Jungle.

Publisher: New York, New York :, Little, Brown and Co. Books for Young Readers,, [2009]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316013567
Branch Call Number: J PIC P
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Aesop
Alternate Title: Lion and the mouse


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Sep 14, 2014
  • Infopro2 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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
  • El_Gato rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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

Dec 04, 2009
  • quagga rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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.

Nov 20, 2009
  • RockCastle rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Fantastic illustratrion - wordless picture book with Classic story


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Jul 24, 2014
  • red_lion_1061 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

red_lion_1061 thinks this title is suitable for 4 years and under

Jun 12, 2014

TasmiahPuma thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 8

Jun 01, 2014
  • blue_monkey_3025 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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