The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

Rating: ★★★★★

Genre: Children’s lit, fable

Medium: Hardcover

Synopsis: An adaptation of The Lion and The Mouse by Aesop, and how your allies can come from a simple kindness.

Review: In this wordless picturebook, Pinkney’s illustrations shine through, depicting stunning details and a compelling narrative.  This book is absolutely perfect for teaching children how to read images–how can you tell that one of the characters is in pain?  Or afraid?  It’s also perfect for beginning to teach children about Aesop and other various fable-writers.  Because it’s wordless, it’s perfect for younger children, too.  For a lot of people, it’s easier to connect with pictures than with words, which makes this book so apt.

Overall, this is a beautiful picture book that I believe will remain relevant for a very long time.

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