Saturday, October 1, 2011
New: Mouse and Lion, by Rand Burkert and Nancy Ekholm Burkert
By Rand Burkert and Nancy Ekholm Burkert
Even if you thought Jerry Pinkney’s Caldecott Award-winning telling of this Aesop’s fable was the definitive version, you need to make room on your shelf for this title as well. Unlike Pinkney’s wordless version, this story is told through colorful language. Like Pinkney’s version, the illustrations are stunning. In this case, the power is in the softness and the detail. Two breathtaking double-page spreads bring the splendor of the African savannah landscape to life. The book closes with the Lion and the reader reflecting on the wonders small things. A gem.
Target Age: 3-8