The Lion and the Mouse (2020)

The Lion and the Mouse Jerry Pinkney The Lion and the Mouse In award winning artist Jerry Pinkney s wordless adaptation of one of Aesop s most beloved fables an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted After a ferocious lion spares a cowerin
  • Title: The Lion and the Mouse
  • Author: Jerry Pinkney
  • ISBN: 9780316013567
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Hardcover
The Lion and the Mouse Jerry Pinkney In award winning artist Jerry Pinkney s wordless adaptation of one of Aesop s most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he d planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from a poacher s trap With vivid depictions of the landscape of the African Serengeti andIn award winning artist Jerry Pinkney s wordless adaptation of one of Aesop s most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he d planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from a poacher s trap With vivid depictions of the landscape of the African Serengeti and expressively drawn characters, Pinkney makes this a truly special retelling, and his stunning pictures speak volumes.
The Lion and the Mouse Jerry Pinkney

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  1. Ronyell

    The Lion and the Mouse is a Caldecott Medal award winning book by the wonderful Jerry Pinkney that is about how a bold lion realizes that the smallest creature can be a big help when he is trapped in a predicament that he cannot get out of The Lion and the Mouse is a brilliant retelling of the classic Aesop fable that children will read over and over again.Jerry Pinkney s illustrations alone retell the story of a popular Aesop fable, since there are no words in this book to tell the readers the [...]

  2. Jackie "the Librarian"

    The picture on the endpages is my favorite in the book, but as I can t find that on online, I present instead this one, which I also love This is a really wonderful wordless telling of the Aesop s fable, with the lion and the mouse both depicted with real character, and humor I love Jerry Pinkney s watercolors, and the way he populates his pictures not just with the title characters, but a delightful assortment of animals from the African Serengeti of Tanzania and Kenya, where he set his telling [...]

  3. GoldGato

    Goodness gracious, this is a book that can t just sit on a shelf in a bookstore Try walking past ityou can t, for the magnificent water colours simply jump right at you This book is a silent movie on paper The tale do unto others is told by art only Your children will want to turn the pages themselves so they can see the great maned lion and the pesky little mouse work things out.And once your child is done, take the book and stand it up on your bookshelf with cover front and center, for this vo [...]

  4. Betsy

    How trustworthy do you find a reviewer who loves a particular author s work, praises it regularly, and then reviews that writer s next book with predictable kisses, cheers, and thrown rose petals I admit that I am usually that exact reviewing type If I like someone s work, I m likely to review that same person in the future That s just how the game goes But for once, I think I should point out that a positive review is all the MORE impressive when it comes from someone who not usually a fan of [...]

  5. Manybooks

    Although I am generally not all that much a fan of wordless picture books as a genre as I simply do enjoy written text considerably than illustrated images and also often tend to find the former easier to follow and understand , I have indeed found Jerry Pinkney s Caldecott Medal winning wordless adaptation of Aesop s fable The Lion and the Mouse both utterly charming and realistically, imaginatively descriptive, and thus really, truly showing the plot, the story of how a diminutive mouse is gr [...]

  6. Lisa Vegan

    This is an absolutely gorgeous book It s one of the most beautifully illustrated picture books I ve read.I didn t think I was going to enjoy this book that much, given that I like Aesop s Fables but they ve never been my very favorite tales, but this wordless version is phenomenal It s also rather graphic, especially when the lion gets caught in the poacher s trap This author illustrator s reverence for animals really comes through in this book.The book had me riveted from the wordless cover, an [...]

  7. Kathryn

    What can be said about Pinkney s award winning and justifiably so gem of a wordless story Personally, I think it is beautifully portrayed I love the African savanna setting, and the expressions of the lion and the mouse tell the story perfectly.

  8. Ann

    This is an almost entirely wordless book The only words are sounds and owl hooting, the mouse squeaking, etc The illustrations are simply lovely and I was amazed that Pinkney could convey the emotion he did while still managing to keep the animals looking real I wasn t familiar with this version of the fable, and don t want to spoil it for anyone else Let me simply say that it isn t a thorn in the paw this time.I especially enjoyed the author s note, where Pinkney says that he was, as a child, e [...]

  9. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer

    Beautiful, beautiful I didn t expect this book to be wordless, but Pinkney does a fine job of telling this traditional fable, set in Africa, clearly and with style He truly deserved the Caldecott Award he won with this one Even the endpapers tell part of the story The detail and the color in the pictures made me want to gaze at each one for several minutes, so it took me a while to get through the book Those mice are so cute Outstanding Highly recommended

  10. Laura

    This is a wordless picture book that illustrates one of Aesop s fables, The Lion and the Mouse It is a story that shows the reader how the mighty lion spares the tiny mouse s life and later on, how the tiny mouse saves the mighty lion s life.

  11. Luann

    This Caldecott Medal winner is entirely wordless except for animal sounds such as the lion roaring or the mouse squeaking On one page there is also the putt putt of the poachers jeep.The illustrations here are, of course, amazing They tell the story in such an expressive way I especially love the many expressions on both the lion s face and the mouse s face throughout the story I m sure it s no accident that we don t see the faces of the human poachers Pinkney mentions in his Artist s Note at th [...]

  12. Carolynne

    This nearly wordless retelling of the Aesop Fable, set in the African Serengeti of Tanzania and Kenya, won the Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished book of 2009 Jerry Pinkney richly deserves the award for his detailed watercolor, pencil, and colored pencil illustrations which enhance the original fable by adding a family for the courageous mouse and adding selective animal sounds The glorious endpages set the story in context by picturing giraffe, zebra, elephant, and other animal families [...]

  13. Joanna Marple

    Opening Lines Who Who Whooo Synopsis While the book does begin with an owl hooting, and we have occasional onomatopoeic animal sounds, this is an almost wordless rendition of one of Aesop s most well known fables The scene The African Serengeti of Tanzania and Kenya A wee small mouse escapes the claws of a hungry owl, only to find herself trapped within the paw of a huge lion The lion releases the mouse on a whim Unfortunately the lion s progress is short lived as it falls prey to poachers and t [...]

  14. Adriana Villagomez

    Have you ever thought that as long as you do good, good will be done back to you Well that is what happens in this story The Lion and the Mouse is one of Aesop s fables In this version, there are no words, only pictures, that guide the imagination The main characters are the lion and the mouse As in the original fable, the mouse accidentally wakes up a lion and is caught in his grasp The lion graciously releases the mouse from his grasp, only to be saved from a poacher s trap by the very same mo [...]

  15. Erin

    Jerry Pinkney s Caldecott winner, The Lion and the Mouse, is a beautiful, wordless, rendition of Aesop s traditional fable A humble mouse finds its way into the hands of a lion In an uncharacteristic act of kindness, the lion releases the mouse, who is then able to return to its nest full of babies Meanwhile, the lion is captured by poachers and his fierce roar of frustration and fear is heard by mouse Remembering the lion s act of kindness, the mouse is able to chew through the rope and free th [...]

  16. Teeny

    Summary In award winning artist Jerry Pinkney s wordless adaptation of one of Aesop s most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he d planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from a poacher s trap With vivid depictions of the landscape of the African Serengeti and expressively drawn characters, Pinkney makes this a truly special retelling, and his stunning pictures speak volumes.Au [...]

  17. Dolly

    Amazing illustrations accompany the classic Aesop s fable in this wordless book Animal noises and the expressive illustrations alone tell the tale magnificently and this work of art is well worth its Caldecott Medal nod Our girls loved the pictures and really enjoyed the story without words, helping me tell them the tale.This book was selected as one of the January 2011 Wordless Picture Book reads at the Picture Book Club in the Children s Books Group here at.This book was also selected as one o [...]

  18. Morgan

    I have never read this book before, but after reading this in the library, it became another one of my favorite children s books It is an actual picture book without any words, which made me enjoy it even because it made me really concentrate on the photos instead of the text It also made me really think about what the storyline behind this was, which has never happened before After finishing the book, I realized that the storyline behind this book was about a mouse who takes refuge on a lion s [...]

  19. Angela Bailey

    Title Author Publication Date The lion and the mouse Jerry Pinkney 2009.Genre Nonfiction Folktales.Format Picturebook print.Plot summary 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 NoveList.Considerations or precautions for readers advisory unlikely friendships, rescue, African Serengeti, lion mouse Review citation The ambiguity that results from the lack of words in this v [...]

  20. Matthew

    I thought this book was going to a simple story of The Lion and the Mouse except Jerry Pinkney did the creative thinking and used pictures and sound to write the story Don t get me wrong it is the same story from Aesop s Fables but I fell in love with this story simply by the illustrations.The illustrations brought the animals to life and the use of colors and the way it is drawn just left me utterly speechless how this book is a children s story He drew words to create the sound of wind or the [...]

  21. Andrea

    I thought this book showed a good message to people of all ages It shows that through tough times those who you thought wouldn t help you do in fact come around In this story, the mouse who is trying to get away from danger ends up with a lion Who had originally made plans to eat him,after some time the lion decides to let the mouse go To return the favor for the lion letting go of the mouse, the mouse helps the lion who becomes trapped Although the mouse is tiny compared to the big lion, he was [...]

  22. Rachel

    Another book for the Caldecott Challenge, though given my recent obsession with Jerry Pinkney books, I would ve read it sometime soon anyways This book won the 2010 Caldecott Award and although I enjoyed All the World, this book is so beautifully illustrated, it is no wonder that it won Pinkney s books are literally works of art in and of themselves, and this book is no exception I was surprised that this version of the Aesop fable was wordless, but the penciled and watercolored illustrations t [...]

  23. Jan

    This Caldecott award winning picture book is simply perfection The lavish, bright and arresting illustrations that tell a beloved Aesop fable about a merciful lion enthrall the reader immediately I loved how Pinkney used just sounds to add a touch of fun and action to the story This is a must have for your picture book collection This book is a wonderful illustration of how the humblest of us can make a difference, even to the most powerful Find it at Cuyahoga County Public Library tinyurl 4w9vb [...]

  24. The Library Lady

    The art is gorgeous and Pinkney is bound to be in the Caldecott running for this one On the other hand, to be my usual cranky self and this is why I won t give it than 3 stars I always find that adults kvell over wordless picture books a lot than kids do And as expressive as the art here is and it s very kids who don t know the Aesop fable are going to need some sort of explanation of the plot in order to really get what s going on here.

  25. Robert

    Caldecott Medal 2010 A splendid picture book relating Aesop s fable of The Lion and The Mouse Deserving of the Caldecott for the highly detailed and rich watercolor illustrations There is much to discover on each page, as the artwork is beautifully designed and rendered 4 5 stars because the story itself, while classic, is not original.

  26. Bailey Gulley

    Title The Lion and the MouseAuthor Jerry PinkneyGenre Fable Theme s Fable, folklore, stories without words Opening line sentence Wordless Brief Book Summary In this wordless picture book, two unlikely animals are there to help each other out At the beginning of the story, the mouse unknowingly climbs onto the lion s back but instead of eating the mouse, the lion lets it go Later on the lion is walking through the desert and steps onto a trap and is entangled in netting The mouse comes and saves [...]

  27. Rose Gray

    Summary The Lion and The Mouse is one of Aesop s fables There are variants of the story, all of which demonstrate mutual dependence regardless of size or status The tale by Jerry Pinkney illustrates a lion who has been woken from his sleep by a mouse turns angry The mouse begs forgiveness and makes the point that he may be able to return the favor The lion then agrees and sets the mouse free Later, the lion is netted by hunters Hearing it roar for help, the mouse makes a move that could save the [...]

  28. Christianna Woodling

    Title The Lion and the Mouse Illustrator Jerry Pinkney Genre Wordless Picture Book Themes Animals, Friendship, Kindness, FreedomOpening Line Sentence NoneBrief Book Summary The story is told through illustrations and begins with a mouse escaping from being the prey of an owl The mouse hides and realizes it is hiding in the tail of a lion The lion picks it up and examines it The lion contemplates eating it, but then decides to help it get back to its family The mouse is reunited with its family T [...]

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