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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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This exquisite book is inspired by Kenya's Serengeti, and from its end pieces, teeming with animals, to its close-ups of life as seen by mice and insects, it is a golden gift. * The Times * Wordless, but carefully sequenced pictures convey Aesop's fable beautifully . . . Readers will be enchanted by the magnificent golden palette and varying sizes of illustration, experiencing anew the traditional tale. * Carousel *