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Mr. McMouse by Leo Lionni

Mr. McMouse (original 1992; edition 1992)

by Leo Lionni

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Title:Mr. McMouse
Authors:Leo Lionni
Info:Knopf Books for Young Readers (1992), Hardcover, 1 pages
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Tags:easy, picture book, k-3, bravory

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Mr. McMouse by Leo Lionni (1992)



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Mr. McMouse is a nice story about a mouse called Timothy who suddenly turns into a strange creature. So the other mice don't accept him anymore and he has to do a field mouse license. He tries everything but he fails all the tests. During the tests a cat suddenly comes over. The mice run away and hide, but the cat doesn't want to leave. Now Timothy has an idea, he sings a lullaby until the cat falls asleep. This is how he earned the Honorary Field Mouse License. This book could teach children about accepting each other the way we are and and about the fact that everybody is different and everybody is good at something. ( )
  rgraf1 | Apr 24, 2013 |
Timothy, a city mouse, finds himself out of his eliment in the country. Here he finds a group of mice all living together in a castle. They tell him that in order to be allowed to stay with them, he had to pass tests and earn a 'field mouse lincense'. He is given different tasts, of which he failed due to being a city mouse with no experience gathering berries or running long distances. He is finally able to recieve his license buy out smarting a cat and saving himself and another mouse.

I would use this book to talk about how no matter where you come from or what you think you can't do, everyone has strengths and things to contribute. ( )
  KellyLPickett | Feb 26, 2013 |
Timothy is a city mouse, and one day he wakes up and is unable to recognize the creature staring back at him in the mirror. In a panic, Timothy runs out from the city, ashamed of his appearance. He stops for a break in a field, and he is greeted by a group of field mice. Timothy expects these mice to resent him, as he no longer resembles a mouse. But the field mice recognize his tail, and invite him to join their group. Although Timothy doesn't do well in the field mouse lisencing tests, he does save one little mouse, Spinny, from a wild cat. After this, Timothy is recognized as a hero and receives applause and rewards. Although this book is sending a positive message of being accepting of those who differ from you, I feel that it may also be representing a negative aspect of "testing" someone to be good enough to join a group, rather than just easily being their friend with open arms. The field mice are trying to determine if Timothy, the city mouse, can adapt to their lifestyle. They could do this by first accepting him and seeing how he handles the new environment, rather than giving him specific tests. ( )
  BarrettOlivia | Sep 27, 2012 |
This story talks about a mouse that becomes a little man one night. He finds himself in the country where he has to deal with the country mice. He tries to prove himself by using trickery against a cat and wins acceptance. Talks about mice, differences, and bravery.
  SarahLinfield | Mar 12, 2012 |
Mr. McMouse was a city mouse, who left his home when his appearance changed. He met a girl mouse named Spinny who helped him to get his field mouse licensure. When he didn't pass any of his tests he was afraid he'd have to leave the mouse castle and all of his new friends. But then he outsmarted a cat by singing it a lullaby to sleep, and then he and Spiny were recognized with medals of honor and bravery. ( )
  megancoleman | Feb 10, 2012 |
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Timothy, a city mouse who has been transformed into a tiny man, searches for his true identity among a group of field mice.

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