The lion and the mouse review? Wall Street Journal. This is a must have for your picture book collection. Apr 14.
The diverse wildlife of the Serengeti figures prominently in this tale. Animal noises and the expressive illustrations alone tell the tale magnificently and this work of art is well worth its Caldecott Medal nod. Why does the lion release the mouse. Educational Value.
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My grandchildren love it already. Mouse, is often depicted heroically large relative to Lion. He is prolific. Pinkney but to point out that his newest book has a singular ability to do something most artists do not even hope to try for.
Spreads in watercolor and pencil employ a palette of glowing amber, mouse-brown and blue-green. The nice thing about The Lion and the Mouse is that it hooks you from the cover onward. The classic moral resounds here: No act of kindness is ever wasted. The mouse lino through the rope of the net, freeing the lion.