Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Lion and the Mouse

Submitted by Tess from Lexington Park!
Okay. I'm going to come right out and say it: The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkey is my favorite children's picture book of 2009. This (mostly) wordless, beautifully illustrated, re-imagining of Aesop's fable has a special place in my heart. A mouse dares hide from an owl in the mane of a jungle king. The lion spares the mouse's life, and it scurries home to its large family. In the meantime, the majestic cat is trapped by hunters! When he ROARS for help, who shows up? His fated mouse friend, who chews him free, enabling him to return to his pride. It pays to be charitable, in the case of the lion, and corageous, in the case of the mouse. The art in this book is spectacular, and the lesson it provides will hopefully ring true with your child. It may also inspire you to learn more about the wildlife depicted in the story! I will gush no further, except to say I truly love this book and encourage you to check it out post haste! See this book listed in our catalog

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