Reviewed for Kindergarten, 2009

The Lion and the Mouse

This absolutely gorgeous adaptation of Aesop's famous fable has no words. That's great news for kinders, who are working hard on understanding how stories fit together. Kids play storyteller, as they narrate Pinkney's beautiful illustrations of this tale, in which a little mouse helps free the king of the jungle in his hour of need. (Little Brown, $16.99)