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Title:  The Lion and the Mouse

Author: Jerry Pinkney

Illustrator: Jerry Pinkney

Pinkney, J. (2009). The lion and the mouse. New York: Little, Brown and Co. Books for Young Readers.

ISBN: 978-0545296618

​Caldecott Award -- 2010

​Audience: PreK-2

​Reading Level: Ages 4-8

​Genre: Folklore / Picture Book

Summary: This story is about two friends that will be there for each other no matter the circumstances and that kindness goes a long way.

Likes: I really enjoyed the illustrations in the book. The only words in the entire story were animal sounds, but the illustrations told the story in great detail. The author did an excellent job depicting the emotions and kindness in each character in the story. 

Dislikes: While the illustrations explain the storyline well, it would have been nice to have a few words added throughout the story. This would provide provide more entertainment for a variety of ageschildren

Curriculum Connection:

4.RL.2:  Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

4.RL.3:  Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions). 

Promoting Literacy Development:

As told by Mr. Swider's 5th grade reading group: