Author(s): Jerry Pinkney
In award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney's wordless adaptation of one of Aesop's most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted. After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he'd planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from a poacher's trap. With vivid depictions of the landscape of the African Serengeti and expressively-drawn characters, Pinkney makes this a truly special retelling, and his stunning pictures speak volumes.
Winner of Caldecott Medal 2010 and Indies Choice Book Awards (Picture Book) 2010. Commended for Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards (Picture Book) 2010 and Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens (Up to Seven) 2010 and Texas 2x2 Reading List 2010 and Parents Choice Awards (Fall) (2008-Up) (Picture Book) 2009 and Cybils (Fiction Picture Book) 2009. Short-listed for Buckeye Children's Book Award (Grades K-2) 2011 and Volunteer State Book Awards (Grades K-3) 2011.
Jerry Pinkney is one of the most heralded children's book illustrators of all time. He has the rare distinction of being the recipient of five Caldecott Honors and the winner of the 2010 Caldecott medal for The Lion and the Mouse, and has since created two companion picture books: The Tortoise & the Hare and The Grasshopper & the Ants. He has won the Coretta Scott King Award five times, the Coretta Scott King Honor four times, and has been nominated for the prestigious Hans Christian Anderson Award. He was also the first children's book illustrator elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He lives with his wife, author Gloria Jean Pinkney, in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. The artist invites you to visit his website at jerrypinkneystudio.com.