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Once a Mouse... by Marcia Brown

Once a Mouse... (1961)

by Marcia Brown

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When a small mouse is changed into a fierce lion, he forgets his humble beginnings. This story help teach the importance of not being prideful and remembering people who helped you in the past. ( )
  JenniferSprinkle | Jun 21, 2019 |
This book focuses around a magical hermit that can turn animals into other animals.. Hence.. Once a mouse.. This story assist with teaching against boastfulness and teaches gratefulness. This can assist your students with their every day understanding of how they should treat others and they way they should go about living. ( )
  carriganchambers | Apr 22, 2018 |
A hermit ponders "big and little" and finds a tiny mouse. When the mouse is in danger, the hermit changes his new pet into a bigger animal. When the mouse is threatened by a cat, he turns him into a bigger cat. When threatened by a dog, he turns him into a bigger dog, and then into a tiger. But when the tiger loses sight of what he's been given, and by whom, he decides to kill him. The hermit reads the mouse-turned-tiger's mind and pronounces him ungrateful, turning him back into a mouse. ( )
  steffsweet | Feb 11, 2018 |
Once a Mouse is a fable about a old magician in a forest. The magician sees a mouse in trouble and continually transforms him into a creature that can defeat the dangers it comes across. The mouse runs into trouble. I think this book is good for grades third and up and it teaches about being humble and to be thankful for what you have. ( )
  tayburnett | Feb 9, 2018 |
The magic hermit saves the life of a little mouse. He helps this mouse transform into larger animals to prevent him rom being eaten. Once a mighty tiger, he got too cocky. The hermit became upset, and turned him back into a mouse, then sat and contemplated big and little. I did not enjoy the actual reading of this book. I did enjoy the pictures and the way they artist made these picture. They looked like they were carvings which is one of my favorite medias in art. ( )
  SLAdams | Feb 9, 2018 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689713436, Paperback)

A hermit knows the magic to change a small mouse into a cat, a dog, and a majestic tiger -- and Marcia Brown's magical woodcuts bring this Indian fable to life with the mastery that won her her second Caldecott Medal.

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As it changes from mouse, to cat, to dog, to tiger, a hermit's pet also becomes increasingly vain.

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