Posted tagged ‘Fables’

Caldecott Medal winner!

January 24, 2010

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!