29 Jan 2010

The Lion and the Mouse

Jerry Pinkney talks about his new wordless picture book, The Lion and the Mouse, an adaptation of Aesop's fable of the same name. Pinkney is the 2010 recipient of the Randolph Caldecott Medal awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

I'll be toddling into Readings for my copy of this one when next I'm in Melbourne. I know Jemimah is probably a bit old, but her mummy's not!!

Sigh, I wonder how long I can justify buying picture books for. They're just so beautiful, aren't they?!!

Have a good weekend, guys. We'll be hanging out at home. Pool, deck, garden, bbq, good books, good food, good coffee. You get the idea. What about you?


  1. I have always loved picture books, but thanks to you Jeanne, my love for books has expanded and it's wonderful!

    Your weekend sounds delightful...enjoy my friend!


  2. my mom still collects them :)

    and my friend Diane (whose youngest "child" was one of my bridesmaids).

    no justification needed my dear! we like what we like and that's that!

  3. No one is too old for picture books imo.

    I am hoping to go to hospital and have a baby this weekend. If he doesn't come though I will be sewing and cooking.

  4. Picture books are ageless, unless you've just learned to read chapter books! Enjoy them!

  5. Me too! love those pic books!

    BTW on a diff note, is it just me or what - your blog posts seem to be way down the page when I read them from your home page? been like that since I came back from holidays...any clues?

  6. That book looks incredible! I agree with Aussie Therese, no one is too old for picture books!


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