Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Lion & The Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

Jerry Pinkney has been illustrating books for years, and I've always enjoyed his artwork. However, he's really outdone himself in this book.

This is a retelling of an Aesop's Tale that he has dedicated to his first great-granddaughter, and the pictures show the love.

There are no words, the pictures tell the tale.

The poor mouse gets too close to the lion and is captured. By in a moment of compassion, the lion lets her go. She races home to her family and feels very lucky to be still alive. Then the lion is captured in a net and can't escape...

You feel the forest and the animal's emotions show plainly.

I highly recommend this picture book because the illustrations are outstanding. And, if you're not sure I mean it, this book is going in MY library as part of my own collection of childrens' books. It's a keeper!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This sounds like the kind of book, that my Toddler and Pre-School aged group of daycare kids like to "read" to themselves!

Thanks for the great review. I'll be looking for this book, at the Bookstore!