The Lion & The Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

Have you ever needed friend?

The Picture Book of the Week is The Lion & The Mouse, written and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.

About the Book:

This 2010 Caldecott Medal winner is a retelling of one of Aesop’s fables about a mouse who gets caught and released by a lion. Sometime later, the lion is caught in a net by hunters and the mouse repays the lion’s kindness by gnawing through the rope and releasing the lion. In Jerry Pinkney’s version, the story is completely wordless. Rich with the colors of the savannah, The Lion & The Mouse brings the plight of the lion and the mouse, each in turn, to vibrant life.

Writing Exercise for Kids:


Have you ever been in trouble and needed a friend? Tell your story in pictures, using no words.


Alguna vez haz tenido un problema y necesitado un(a) amig(o/a)? Cuenta tu historia en dibujo, sin ninguna palabra.

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I would love to see your drawings/read your stories. If you would like to share, send your stories to

Happy Writing!

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