Leo Lionni
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  • Ages: K-3
  • Type: Picturebook
    Length: short
  • Categories: giftedness, teamwork, individuality, creative

Main Characters

  • Frederick- independent mouse with a colorful imagination

Reviews || By || external image carrot._V47081519_.gif (San Luis Obispo, CA USA) - [[

cm_cr_pr_auth_rev?ie=UTF8&sort%5Fby=MostRecentReview|See all my reviews]] || This review is from: Frederick (Paperback)Leo Lionni's books - especially Frederick - are great antidotes to that narrow mindset. Frederick is an artistic and imaginative little mouse. While his family gathers food for the winter, Frederick sits around observing. The other mice criticize him for being lazy, but Frederick insists that what he's doing is important - he's collecting words and colors. When winter finally comes, of course, the food Frederick's family gathered sustains them. But eventually the food runs out and it is Frederick's vivid memories of the colors of spring, as well as his poems and stories, that take the other mice's minds off their troubles and get them through the winter. I don't think there's a better book about the importance of nurturing the imagination than Frederick. When Lionni first wrote it, in 1966, it became an instant classic. Today it's not just a great children's book, it's a crucial one. || || || Report thisReport this| Permalink
Comment || || || || By || external image carrot._V47081519_.gif (Columbus, OH) - See all my reviews ||=

Personal Recommendation:

This book is a true classic. It provides a great lesson about unique qualities in children.

Links to Lesson:

Cycles unit, TRIBES Agreements
ts, citizenship

Posted by: Megan Wooten, Carla Neal