Caldecott Medal winner!

Drumroll, please! The Caldecott Medal, awarded each year by the American Library Association to the artist of the best American picture book for children published that year, was awarded last Monday to Jerry Pinkney for The Lion and the Mouse, a wordless adaptation of the famous Aesop fable.

How about this for an unusual, daring book cover?  No title, no author’s name!  And who do you think the lion is looking at out of the corner of his eye?  Guess who is pictured on the BACK of the book?

Check The Lion and the Mouse  out and see how Pinkney’s glowing watercolor paintings deliver the heartwarming old tale about the unlikely friendship between a strong lion and a meek field mouse. And remember:  no act of kindness is ever wasted!

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7 Comments on “Caldecott Medal winner!”

  1. Maddox Says:

    This book looks amazing! I saw it in Mrs. Raymond’s library. I love how it is only pictures, no words.

  2. shawna Says:

    this book is amazing i love the illustrations …
    it looks so cool

  3. aliah Says:

    i just read this book or looked at the illustrations it is amazing !!!!!
    he really deserved to get the Caldecott Medal…
    You have to look at it …

  4. destiny Says:

    I really like that book.I thought that the artist
    put some thought in the pictures.It is so grate that Mrs.Raymond has that book.It is a good book for the little kids.

  5. you showed us this book in library today.
    From ROBERT

  6. chaia Says:

    I’m in line for this book! it sounds really really cool!!

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