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Theodore and the Talking Mushroom

by Leo Lionni

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This is a child's story about friends. All goes well until one chooses to be dishonest, then things eventually change. This book could serve as a mentor text of using synonyms to powerfully present the moral lesson of the storyline. This children's book poignantly teaches the value of being trustworthy. ( )
  bschaffer | Feb 7, 2014 |
This book is about a mouse who has no interesting talent like his friends. The only thing Theodore, the mouse can do is run. One day he decided that he will tell his friends that he has found a talking mushroom. He goes on and on about this mushroom and the animals from all over start to prasie him. Until they find a whole field of mushrooms and realize that he is lying. He has to run to escape all of his angry friends and is never seen again. This is a good book to show how important honesty is. ( )
  rwalsh06 | Oct 8, 2013 |
In this book Theodore mouse thinks he has no special talents, the only thing he can do is run. So one day he decides that he has found a talking mushroom. Everyone think this is amazing until they find a whole field of "talking mushrooms". Everyone figures out that the mouse was lying and he reverts back to his original talent of running. This is a great fable about lying and what the consequences might be. This would be a fun book for younger children and a great book to teach about lying to for older children up through grade 3.
  JessicaSchroeder | Sep 25, 2013 |
It's a story about a mouse called Theodore who lies to his friends by saying that he understands the secret language of a mushroom. The mouse tells his friends that the mushroom says that the mouse should be venerated above all other animals. They believe him and one day they find out that the mouse was a liar. At the end the mouse runs away and they never see him again. This is a good book to talk with students about honesty, lying and about bad conscience. ( )
  rgraf1 | Apr 24, 2013 |
Theodore is a mouse with no special talent, unlike his lizard friend that can grow a tail and his frog friend that can swim underwater. One day he comes across a mushroom that says something. Theodore tells all of his friend that this is the only talking mushroom in the world. He tells them that he should rule all of the animals. All of the animals respect this until one day they find out Theodore is lying and all of the animals are very upset with him. Theodore realizes that he does have a special talent after all. He can run away very fast.
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  ldjordan | Apr 14, 2010 |
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The blue mushroom says only one strange word but Theodore the mouse convinces his friends that it means he should be praised above all his animal friends, but when they learn that they've been deceived, Theodore discovers that he does have a special talent--running away very fast!… (more)

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