The winner of this year’s Caldecott Medal is The Lion & The Mouse, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney and published by Little, Brown Books For Young Readers. This is a wordless retelling of the Aesop fable in which an adventuresome mouse proves that even small creatures are capable of great deeds when he rescues the King of the Jungle. I have seen this book and it truly is beautifully illustrated. Now that it has won, I plan to look it up again. I reserved a copy at the library and apparently I’m not the only one as two other people are waiting for copies too. It’s a good thing that there are 15 copies in the county-wide library system because I’m sure others will be looking it up as well. For more information about The Lion & The Mouse as well as the honor winners and the Newbery Medal winners, click on the American Library Association (ALA) link in the sidebar.