The Lion and The Mouse
Visual Storytelling - Jerry Pinkney at the High
This year, as the American Library Association honors Mr. The s are not complete and already this has been a stellar decade for Jerry Pinkney. The Laura Ingalls Wilder award honors an author or illustrator whose books, published in the United States, have made, over a period of years, a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. View the full list. The s ended with a bang for Jerry Pinkney—and a medal!
Large, rich depictions of life on the Serengeti provide the backdrop for the story of a lion and a mouse who allow kindness to become the foundation of an unlikely friendship. He uses words only occasionally to communicate a few roars and squeaks from otherwise wordless characters. When an unsuspecting mouse finds herself ensnared by the claws of a ferocious lion, she clearly believes that her end is near. Even if you have told this tale again and again, this beautiful, nearly wordless version will make you and your child enjoy it as you have never enjoyed it before. Love this wordless picture book?