The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
Jerry Pinkney retells the Aesop tale of ‘The Lion and the Mouse’ in this wordless picture book. A small mouse escapes the clutches of an owl but soon finds itself captured by a lion. The lion unexpectedly gives the mouse its freedom only to find himself trapped by hunters. The mouse comes across the trapped lion. It bravely gnaws through the rope and returns the lion’s good deed by setting him free.
Series: Jerry Pinkney has illustrated other classic stories, such as Puss in Boots, The Three Little Kittens, The Tortoise and the Hare.
Teaching Resources: The Lion and the Mouse
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- Book Trust: Wordless books- how to step into the picture with your child
- Centre for Literacy in Primary Education: Wordless Picture Books
- CPalms: A Close Reading of The Lion and the Mouse
- Jerry Pinkney Official Website
- Learning to Give: Giving Back Lesson Plan for The Lion and the Mouse
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