The Lion & the Mouse
by Jerry Pinkney
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, hardcover)
Recommended for ages 3-6
This exceptional book is The Lion and the Mouse, a wordless re-telling of the classic fable. Illustrator Jerry Pinkney does an exceptional job telling the story visually. Set in the African Serengeti, Pinkney’s illustrations show us a lion that mercifully frees it’s prey, the mouse. Later, when the lion is caught in poacher’s trap, the mouse remembers her debt and chews the ropes to set the lion free.
This book is making lots of best-of lists and was selected as one of the New York Times’ 10 best illustrated books of the year.