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Frederick by Leo Lionni

Frederick (original 1968; 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 (1968)



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In this story Frederick's family of mice begins to store away food and supplies for the long winter ahead. They gather corn, grains, and straw. However, Frederick collects rays of sun, colors of the rainbow, and words to talk about. Soon, winter comes and the family begins to use up their supplies. They get antsy, grumpy, and don't have anything to talk about. Frederick shares his stores of sun rays, colors, and a poem to enliven their spirits.

My reaction to this story is that is children that although someone's work may not look as important as theirs, every contribution is valuable to the group.

In the classroom I would put them in groups and have them all do something different then come back together as a class to show that without the other groups the outcome would be different.
  madison.young | Apr 19, 2017 |
The book focuses on a community of mice that are preparing for winter, except Frederick. Frederick spends winter taking in the sun, the colors, and words which he uses when there are no supplies left. This story is good to show students when we are working together as a community each individual part matters. ( )
  Hanleighearle | Apr 17, 2017 |
Frederick the mouse doesn't scurry around preparing for winter like the other field mice, but still has something to offer when the cold winds blow. This story will help youngsters (and adults) remember that everyting in life doesn't have to be practical! Art is important, too.
  CassityE | Apr 10, 2017 |
This book can be used to model the Snap shot writing strategies in Writers Workshop. Winter is coming, and all the mice are gathering food . . . except for Frederick. But when the days grow short and the snow begins to fall, it’s Frederick’s stories that warm the hearts and spirits of his fellow field mice. Age Range: 3 - 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  RosaJuarez | Apr 5, 2017 |
This is a fiction book about a family of mice that are working to save up food for the winter. Well Frederick ends up not working but instead, taking in the sun, colors, and words or the outside world to share with his family in the depths of the winter. This is a great story to teach the students about the arts and how important they are in our world, not to take things for granted, and an author study on Leo Lionni. ( )
  MankinSamara | Mar 23, 2017 |
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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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