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Frederick by Leo Lionni

Frederick (1968)

by Leo Lionni

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This is a sweet book, and yet it leaves something to be desired for me. It's the story of five mice. Four of them work to save food for the winter, but Frederick, the fifth mouse, doesn't help. When the winter stores of food are gone, Frederick brings color and poetry into the lives of the other hungry mice. What?! I don't get that this is a good message, although I love the illustrations and the cute pictures of the mice. ( )
  SqueakyChu | Nov 25, 2015 |
This is a great read aloud to model sensory language. ( )
  elizabethsalinas | Nov 6, 2015 |
This book shows the importance of following directions and how if you do not, one may find themselves in a predicament that they cannot get themselves out of. The story was fun to read and I found myself interested in how the characters problem would be solved or if the whole town would be ruined.
  CatherineJoseph | Oct 25, 2015 |
to teach children that they have to help out when they need to and not just sit around doing nothing. good to teach students about team work and family.
  bmm034 | Apr 30, 2015 |
This is a great story that can be used prior to a writing lesson. Students will feel inspired from Fredrick and his love for writing. This story can help students who do not enjoy writers workshop. ( )
  KRW15 | Apr 30, 2015 |
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A publicação de Frederico[1] (2004), uma fábula de Leo Lionni que recria, com laivos de modernidade, o texto clássico de A Cigarra e a Formiga, também revela as potencialidades que este tipo de estrutura narrativa revela em edições contemporâneas. Neste caso concreto, Frederico, o protagonista, encarnará a figura do poeta como um elemento fundamental na sociedade, uma vez que as suas criações não só enchem de beleza e de alegria a vida dos outros, como desempenham um papel tão crucial como os próprios alimentos. De alguma forma, assiste-se, no caso concreto deste texto, a uma subversão da fábula tradicional, uma vez que a figura da cigarra, cantora e dançarina, despreocupada em relação ao futuro, é agora transformada num ratinho que se inspira no sol e nas cores de Verão (e na observação da beleza da paisagem natural que o rodeia) para recriar as palavras e, de alguma forma, o mundo. Os leitores já não encontrarão uma cigarra cujo amor pelas artes é castigado, mas a defesa de que todas as actividades humanas, realizadas com empenho e paixão, são úteis para a sociedade, uma vez que o trabalho de Frederico é reconhecido e elogiado por todos, incluindo aqueles que, no início, tinham alguma dificuldade em compreender a sua singularidade. | Ana Margarida Ramos
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Rondom de weide waar koeien graasden en de paarden draafden, stond een muur van oude , oude stenen.
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While the other field mice work to gather grain and nuts for winter, Frederick sits on a sunny rock by himself. “I gather sun rays for the cold dark winter days,” he tells them. Another day he gathers “colors,” and then “words.” And when the food runs out, it is Frederick, the dreamer and poet, whose endless store of supplies warms the hearts of his fellow mice, and feeds their spirits during the darkest winter days. Frederick’s story will warm readers as well in this Caldecott Honor winning fable.

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Better Beginnings Favourite Authors. While the other mice work hard to store food, Frederick the mouse thinks and dreams so that he can lift everyone's spirits during the long cold winter days. Includes simple related craft activity. 2-5 yrs.

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