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Nicolas, Where Have You Been? by Leo Lionni
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Nicolas, Where Have You Been?

by Leo Lionni

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Nicolas, where have you been? tells the story about Nicolas the mouse who gets carried away by a big bird while collecting berries with his friends. He lives with the birds, they give him berries and they have fun. When he comes back to his friends he wants to tell them what happened but when they hear about the bird they get angry because the birds always get the good red berries before the mice. At the end Nicolas' friends the birds come and bring berries for all of them, and Nicolas' friends decide that “one bad bird doesn't make a flock”. This is a good opportunity to teach children about getting rid of prejudices against others ( )
  rgraf1 | Apr 24, 2013 |
As young Nicolas sets out on his journey across the meadow to gather berries, he is picked up by the claws of a huge bird! This is just the beginning of Nicolas' journey! Children will love traveling with Nicolas as he finds the berries and learns to trust some very unsuspecting animals. The reading level for this book is 2.9. For more about this author, parents and teachers should visit www.randomhouse.com/kids/lionni.
  bdferguson | Nov 17, 2009 |
This is about a mouse who went looking for ripe berries and got taken by a bird. He eventually got away and landed in a nest filled with baby birds. They became friends and the mom would bring him ripe berries to eat. One day, he woke up and the birds had flown away. When he told his mouse friends the story, they were angry and wanted war on the birds. But once he explained the whole story, they were all happy and all became friends.
  sbhoward321 | Nov 8, 2009 |
This is a book about field mice who are looking for berries and the young mouse ends up going by himself to find some and learning that not all birds are enemies. At the end he is reunited with the other field mice and tells them about his adventure! ( )
  amguess | Oct 27, 2009 |
This book is about a field mouse named Nicolas who was unable to find ripe red berries to eat. All the birds had taken the berries and so the field mice became angry. While they were searching for berries a bird swooped down and picked up Nicolas. He was able to wiggle himself free and ended up in a nest in a tree with other birds. Nicolas made friends with the birds and had to explain to his friends that some birds are nice. This is a book that should be used for third or fourth grade. If I used this book I would skip a page because the graphic is too harsh for children. ( )
  alprince | Oct 20, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375844503, Hardcover)

When the young mouse Nicolas sets out across the great meadow alone in search of ripe red berries, he is grabbed up by the claws of a huge bird and carried high into the sky. But that is only the beginning of Nicolas's adventure. How he gets the berries he was hoping to find, and learns to trust the very creatures he thought were his enemies, makes this Leo Lionni fable one that young children will want to hear again and again.

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Mishap turns to adventure as a young mouse learns that all birds aren't the enemies he thought they were.

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