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The Lion & the Mouse

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WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT WORD-LESS BOOKS?

The great thing about wordless picture books like The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney and Good Dog Carl by Alexandra Day is that they engage the imagination in ways that books with text cannot. The reader is challenged to tell the story in his own words using the a...
The great thing about wordless picture books like The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney and Good Dog Carl by Alexandra Day is that they engage the imagination in ways that books with text cannot. The reader is challenged to tell the story in his own words using the author's illustrations as inspiration. There's nothing to "read" so you must "tell" instead and that makes for a very different storytime experience for both the teller and the listener.

Another great thing? You don't have to be old enough to read to enjoy the book. Try this - - after you've told the story to your child, hand over the book and have her "tell" it back to you. You'll be surprised at the whimsical interpretations she'll come up with. Perhaps the mouse is a wizard and the lion is a princess under a spell?

Try this - - tell the story backwards. There's no set narrative, so why not? Start with the final picture and start the story there. Then page by page go backwards to the first picture, making up a story as you go along. Then have your child give it a try.

Who needs printed words!

posted by Mary_T on September 5, 2009

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Amazing artwork

Although the art is truly amazing, for first time readers it is difficult to determine how the story should be. At times it is difficult to see the mouse, making it difficult to keep the story going. I have five children, only one appreciated the art as much as I did, t...
Although the art is truly amazing, for first time readers it is difficult to determine how the story should be. At times it is difficult to see the mouse, making it difficult to keep the story going. I have five children, only one appreciated the art as much as I did, the others would have liked to enjoy the actual story.

posted by 5_ltlbrats on March 2, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2010

    There are no words..........

    really - there are no words - just truly gorgeous illustrations on the old "lion and mouse" theme.
    The pictures themselves tell the story , so this makes the book good for very little children as you can make up your own verbage and get more detailed as the child get older.
    The book also makes a beautiful accessory in a child's room!

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