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The Lion and the Mouse

A stunning, wordless version of one of Aesop’s best-loved fables, from one of America’s most acclaimed artists.

In this Caldecott Medal-winning, wordless picture book, one of America’s most acclaimed artists retells one of Aesop’s best-loved fables. The fable is a favourite and familiar one: a mouse inadvertently disturbs a lion, who lets the mouse go … and is later himself freed by the mouse from a poacher’s trap. With art inspired by the Kenyan Serengeti, Jerry Pinkney’s jaw-droppingly gorgeous interpretation is irresistible, its wealth of visual detail offering huge scope for the pages to be turned and the story retold over and over again.

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In this stunning picture book, which is wordless except for the odd animal sound, Aesop’s famous fable gets a reworking in an African Serengeti setting. The pictures tells the story of a ferocious lion who is freed from a hunter’s trap by a little mouse, whom the lion had spared from being eaten once before. This is a book that will have children of all ages hooked through its timeless themes of friendship and kindness as well as its incredibly vivid artwork bringing deep human emotions into the world of nature.

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