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Frederick by Leo Lionni

Frederick (original 1963; 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 (1963)

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A cute story about a mouse who looks at things from another point of view. The pictures mainly tell the story.
  kelskemp | Nov 25, 2014 |
This is a great picture books because of the strong illustrations to support the text. This is a great tool to teach writing and how to think about ideas using your five senses.
  emilystrong | Nov 25, 2014 |
I really enjoyed this book. I really like the plot. It's hard to figure out at first. You want to just think that Fredrick is lying about "gathering supplies" since he says things like, "I'm gathering sun rays." However, everything changes when the mice run out of mood and ask for Fredricks supplies. He has the mice close their eyes while he describes bright colorful places, and writes them poetry. The mice were surprised and pleased with fredricks supplies. I also liked the illustrations. They were very simple, yet gave the audience a visualization about whats going on in each scene. The overall message of this story is to think positively even when you're surrounded by dark days. ( )
  eschoe1 | Oct 22, 2014 |
good for showing five senses. Helps the reader feel the writing ( )
  pamelapaige | Oct 20, 2014 |
Good book for teaching Main Idea and Theme. Main Idea - One mouse does not help prepare for the winter. Instead he stares at the sky, soaks up the sun and daydreams. When the group runs out of food, he warms them with the rays of sun, colors, and words he has "collected". Theme - Spirit. Author's message - Simple things can help you survive hard times. ( )
  shaberstroh | Sep 22, 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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