Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Lion and the Mouse

Jerry Pinkney has created a gorgeous wordless book that retells Aesop's fable about a lion that, against his instincts, lets go of a mouse. One day the lion is trapped by hunters and it is the mouse's turn to help the lion.

The illustrations are as rich as you will find in any book. I suggest reading The Lion and the Mouse several times so you can catch details that were not apparent the first time through. One of our kindergarten teachers is using this book to teach the concept of problem/solution. The students are creating their own wordless books. It would also be a great book to begin discussion of the importance of being kind to one another.

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