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Posted November 12, 2006
A Wonderful Story of Unselfishness and Caring
Are you unselfish enough to give up your eyesight and your sense of smell for a stranger? Many would say no, but that is just what Jumping Mouse did in this story. This is a beautiful story about a small mouse who after hearing of a far off land knows that he will never be satisfied without seeing it for himself. On the way the little mouse meets several people with various problems, and recalling the help of the Magic Frog, decides to help them out. He ends us losing his eyesight to a bison and his sense of smell to a wolf. How will little Jumping Mouse every be able to make it the far off land of his dreams without these things, read this wonderful story to find out. The author of this book John Steptoe was born in Brooklyn. From childhood Steptoe has been drawing pictures and making up stories to go along with them, so his natural progression into children literature was really no surprise. He is the illustrator for fifteen picture books, ten of which he wrote as well. Mr. Steptoe has also won several prestigious awards for his work, along with the Caldecott Honor Medal that he got for this book, he has won the Coretta Scott King Award twice, and the Caldecott Honor Award for another of his books.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 26, 2006
wonder tale of courage & following your heart
This is a wonderful adaptation of a Native American folktale. Children (of all ages) will see that anything is possible even in the darkest moments, when you are a caring,kind & unselfish creature.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 26, 2008
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