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Product description

A beautiful wordless version of one of Aesop’s famous fables: so lovely that it won the Caldecott Medal. Out in the jungle, a mouse disturbs a lion. Uh-oh! But the lion lets the mouse go. Later on, the lion is caught in a poacher’s trap. Who will help him? Here comes the mouse – brave and small… With its lovely message about mercy, and that nobody is too small to help out, this is a truly timeless book that every little person will love.

  • A Caldecott Medal winner by a brilliant illustrator
  • Jerry Pinkney has won Caldecott Honors five times
  • A beautifully drawn story of mercy and helping others
  • Combines irresistible visual detail with no words at all

“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.” Carousel

Product Details






Walker Books Ltd

Date published

October 6th, 2011

Other details
  • 40 pages


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