The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney

Travis Jonker of the blog 100 Scope Notes is definitely a familiar face around the Cybils, and this year he's a Round I panelist for Fiction Picture Books. His blog covers news and reviews from the world of children's literature, from the perspective of an elementary school librarian. He also reviews for School Library Journal.

LionandMouse There was just no way I could resist posting his review of Cybils nominee The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney. Why? Because it is a Toon Review. I really wish I'd thought of this idea and your blog editor is extremely jealous! Don't miss checking out Travis's review of this entirely wordless retelling of the classic Aesop fable. As Travis's tattoo-coveting toon reviewer put it,

What seals the deal are the illustrations. Gorgeous, expressive watercolors that are absolutely up to the challenge of carrying the plot.

Check out Travis's toon review here.