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Frederick by Leo Lionni

Frederick (edition 1973)

by Leo Lionni

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Authors:Leo Lionni
Info:Dragonfly Books (1973), Paperback, 32 pages
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Frederick by Leo Lionni

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This is a heart warming story and can help when teaching students about poetry.
  CassieWells | Apr 15, 2014 |
Fredrick will win your heart! While his family works hard to prepare for winter, he sits and stares. He says he is gathering sun light and he's gathering words for the long winter days. Sure enough there comes a day when the food is few and the winter days have used all their chatter. They remember Frederick and ask him to come share. They are mesmerized by his words and his gift of light he can bring to them. He humbly knows what he can bring and how he can help. It might look different than the other mice but he has lots to offer. What a great message to teach and mentor with kids! ( )
  KelseyDavison | Mar 16, 2014 |
This is the story of a tiny mouse who is too busy gathering words and memories, as opposed to gathering supplies with his family for the winter. However, when all the supplies run out, the family turns to the tiny mouse. He then uses his memories of words and colors and feelings to keep the family warm and happy.

This is a great story to show how what's important to some may not be important to others, but that does not mean it is any less important. This story shows how everyone has something to offer and sometimes we just have to have faith in people. The illustrations are wonderful and complement the text well. ( )
  breksarah | Feb 26, 2014 |
One of the classics. I love how it turns "The Ant and the Grasshopper" upside down. Yes, there we NEED poets and dreamers! ( )
  Turrean | Feb 15, 2014 |
The adorable mouse, Frederick, always has an excuse as to why he cannot help his family gather for the winter. When all the supplies were gone all they had were Frederick's words. I personally thought the message of this story was how powerful words can be. His family mentioned how they almost felt the sun and saw the colors. Reading helps create stories and images mentally. I would recommend for very young children grades Pre-K-1. ( )
  Imandayeh | Feb 13, 2014 |
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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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