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Geraldine, The Music Mouse

by Leo Lionni

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One day Geraldine is eating cheese and finds oneself with the cheese resembling a statue of a mouse and a musical instrument. Geraldine makes this into a statue of art and others do not see the statue for what it is but sees it as food and wants Geraldine to share it. Geraldine is torn because the statue makes beautiful music. Book talks about creativity, the value of art, food, discovery, and resolving conflict.
  SarahLinfield | Mar 12, 2012 |
Geraldine finds a huge chunk of cheese, but inside of the block there is a statue of a mouse flutist. In the evening hours the cheese flutist plays musical melodies. Geraldine's mice friends have no food to eat, but she doesn't want to lose the songs. In an attempt to explain what music is to the other mice, she attempts to play the melodies on her flute-tail and finds that the music is within her and they can eat the remaining cheese. ( )
  megancoleman | Feb 6, 2012 |
Geraldine finds a big block of cheese in the pantry and gather her mice friends to help her bring it back to her home. As she starts taking pieces of the cheese, it transforms into the silhouette of a giant mouse holding a flute. This is her first experience in hearing music. She then shares this experience with the other mice. The music of the statue transfers to into her heart and mind. This would be a great book for those being introduced to music. Its fun and colorfulness of artwork and storyline make for an engaging and entertaining story for Primary readers. ( )
  mmmissmeliss | May 25, 2011 |
Geraldine loves music. He never knew what it was until one day he heard a flute playing. He found a block of cheese and began carving it. Once he started carving, a musical mouse began to appear in his work. This mouse played all types of music and Geraldine was introduced to a new hobby that he loved.
  ecrobinson | Nov 12, 2009 |
Geraldine finds a huge piece of parmesan cheese that her friends help her bring to her hideout in the barn. As she eats the cheese, she notices that she is whittling a mouse playing the flute on its tail. That night the cheese mouse plays music for her, which Geralding has never heard before. When her friends get hungry, they ask her to eat the cheese. Geralding explains to them the importance of music, and plays her own tail. Then they eat the cheese. A good website for this book is: http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780375855146.
  alis0n23 | Oct 12, 2009 |
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After nibbling an enormous piece of Parmesan cheese into the shape of a giant mouse holding a flute, Geraldine hears music for the first time.

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