In this adaptation of the story of the Lion and the Mouse, Jerry Pinkney decides to use pictures to a tell the tale. I found this to be an interesting approach to telling the tale, but Pinkney does an excellent job portraying the story this way. The illustrations are well done, hence why it won the Caldecott Award.
The Lion captures the Mouse and wants to eat it! He then lets her go, based on how cute she is. The Lion continues on his adventures to find something to eat, meanwhile, there are hunters putting traps everywhere. The Lion get captured and is hanging from a rope net in the trees. Before the hunters come back, the Mouse chews the Lion free from the net and they are friends.