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Frederick (1963)

by Leo Lionni

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The illustrations are not appealing. I think that young readers would pass this book because of the illustrations. Good book to show that people work in different way, some use their body for labor and other use their mind; however, they both work as hard to create harmony in life.
  JoseJay | Mar 16, 2015 |
I gave this book 4 stars because it's a great read a loud by Leo Lionni. There are a lot of similarities between this story and The Little Red Hen. You could read both stories and have students do a compare and contrast writing assignment. ( )
  ramfam5 | Mar 15, 2015 |
This is a very cute story. It encourages the reader to appreciate the little things instead of always just working hard. There is always time for work AND play. This is a good book for reading aloud.
  ulindsay | Mar 13, 2015 |
This is a good book to teach children about being good observers. In the story little mouse was rewarded for all the times he had observed his surroundings and he was able to share those experiences with the people around him.
  chretaylor | Feb 17, 2015 |
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The story Frederick was a story about five little field mice preparing for the winter. They needed to get their food and supplies that would last them all winter. Frederick was not a great helper but in the end he was able to help out.

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The book was okay. I found it boring and didn't really care if the pages were turned. The illustrations were also dull. I was not a fan of this book.

Classroom extensions
1. recreate the story with paints
2. go over things needed for the winter
  Kim_Riedmann12 | Feb 11, 2015 |
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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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