Children’s Book of the Week: The Lion and the Mouse

The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

Has someone given Jerry Pinkney a medal yet? Could they please just give him some kind of big enormous prize? (Oh, ok, it looks like he has gotten a bunch of awards. Alright then.) Seriously, every single book of his is so incredibly beautiful and awe-inspiring that I want to just frame the entire book and hang it on the wall.

His latest is The Lion and the Mouse, which is the classic Aesop fable. This book is nearly wordless, and the story is completely evident in the facial expressions of the animals. Several times I’ve caught either Henry or Eli lying on the floor with this book open, just totally lost in the pictures. I love that even the cover of this one is wordless.

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