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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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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 |
A story about a mouse who gives his friends poems about all the wonderful things from summer to help them during the winter. I would use this book in my class because this book is good to teach students poetry. It is suitable for the first graders. ( )
  LinWang | Mar 23, 2017 |
This lovely book is one if the few books that I will take and cherish to my heart as a piece of me. I honestly hugged the book after I was finished. Many of the elements of a good picture book are one that uses the illustrations to carry the story line further than the words can take us. I see this book being among one of the great ones. Not only does it allow children to stop and think and enjoy the things around them, but also gives the reader a sense of wonder, while at the same time having one of the quite frankly cutest and most profound protagonists guide them along the way. Also, I was drawn in by its ability to use minimalistic cutouts and paper art to bring the textures and feelings of this story to life. This book is one that will be here to see many generation through times of stress and allow them to stop and smell the roses. ( )
  lpittman | Feb 9, 2017 |
Frederick teaches children about teamwork (from the brothers). It is also a good book when teaching a poetry lesson. Or a science lesson when learning about the changing seasons.
  ChloeFukuda | Nov 28, 2016 |
Frederick is a sage little mouse who understands that while material possessions are gone, your well being goes much farther. To prepare for winter, Frederick takes in the last of the sunshine and color before the cold and grey sets in. In the end, Frederick and his friends discover that he is quite the poet. This would be a great book to use when teaching writing, particularly when trying to teach why we write. It would also be well used for teaching poetry, something that can be tricky to make appealing. ( )
  ShelbyEllis | Nov 27, 2016 |
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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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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0394826140, Paperback)

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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