Hello there! This week I am giving away four tickets to the High Museum of Art along with Jerry Pinkney’s Caldecott-winning children’s book The Lion and the Mouse. All courtesy of the High. Simply leave a comment to enter to win. (Note: you must be an Art History Mom subscriber to win. Subscriptions are free, just sign up by adding your email address in the column to the right.)
The High Museum is holding a special Jerry Pinkney event on Saturday, December 14. The talented illustrator will be in attendance signing books and working on a community-inspired illustration. Doesn’t that sound wonderful? Get there early and visit the Paris on Peachtree or Go West! exhibitions. Be sure to read my family-friendly review beforehand. I will be there with the kids so please look for us if you go!
I’ve mentioned my amazing mother-in-law, Carol, several times in blogposts and in the WHY section of this site. Indeed she was one of the inspirations behind Art History Mom. Her love of art and writing extend to children’s books and our bookshelves are lined with beautifully illustrated books, many of which were gifts from Carol. One, The Lion and the Mouse, is a favorite bedtime story so I thought it would be fitting to have Carol share her thoughts on the literary masterpiece.
The most beautiful lion in the world lives inside Jerry Pinkney’s children’s book The Lion and The Mouse. The golden lion shares his world with handsome zebras, giraffes, elephants, monkeys, birds and a very special grey mouse.
The story of an act of kindness is adopted from Aesop’s fable. No dialogue is written as the colorful pictures tell the tale. All are beautifully drawn and painted. No wonder The Lion and The Mouse won the Caldecott Medal for excellence in children’s literature.
If you don’t own it already, The Lion and The Mouse truly is a must-have. Maybe you’ll be the lucky winner who will have the author himself autograph it for you and your children on Saturday! That would be fun. Good luck!
The book and tickets will be available at the ticket counter at the High Museum of Art. The winner will be contacted via email on Friday, and announced on Facebook. A special thank you to the High for sponsoring this giveaway.