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In this retelling of the Indian fable, seven blind mice discover different parts of an ...
In this retelling of the Indian fable, seven blind mice discover different parts of an elephant and argue about its appearance.
Posted September 25, 2006
I'm a coordinator of staff development activities for nurses, and I was able to use this book to introduce to our nurse leaders how we all need to work together to see the big picture. It may be a children's book, but it can definitely apply to adults in the work setting!
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Posted July 15, 2013
A great take on an old tale. Instead of blind scholars, blind mice investigate the unknown object and each have a different take on what
it is until finally the last mouse knows. This is a must see the picture book as a good deal of the story is in the pictures. Great to teach
colors and compare animal parts to other things, like walls and rope. For a little older children it teaches about finding out all the facts
before coming to a conclusion.
Posted May 14, 2011
Seven blind Mice by Ed Young is without a doubt a must have in any preschool or daycare facility. It starts when seven blind mice explore different parts of an elephant's (an animal that all toddlers-preschoolers know and are fascinated about) body parts but since they are blind they have a hard time guessing what each part is. As they go and explore each part of the elephant they draw conclusions as to what that part is. With this book children are exposed to concepts such as colors, days of the week and the basic parts of an elephant. As each colored mice explores the elephant on different days of the week. The last mice explore the elephant as whole and let the other know what it is. On the last pages of the book it gives a moral that makes you go Aw. and lets you understand the whole book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 11, 2010
This book brings home a very good lesson to young kids. I remember when i was younger that this was my favorite book. The characters are a good choice and ironic because of the message that is put across. This is a book to read every now and then to remind you to look at the big picture because in today's society we can get sucked in and have tunnel vision. I would read this to my future family.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 26, 2006
Caldecott: Seven Blind Mice, was a very entertaining book. It kept me guessing what the mice had found. It is a good book for children to use their imaginations. You could do different activities to go along with the story that the children could create. I liked this book. Ed Young, winner of the 1990 Caldecott Medal, has illustrated over 40 books for children, four of which he has also written.He cites the philosophy of Chinese painting as his inspiration. ¿A Chinese painting is often accompanied by words,¿ explainsYoung. ¿They are complementary. There are things that words do that pictures never can, and likewise, there are images thatwords can never describe.¿ Ed Young was born in Tienstin, China. He grew up in Shanghai and later moved to Hong Kong. He came to the United Statesas a young man on a student visa. A graduate of the Los Angeles Art Center, Young has since taught at the Pratt Institute, YaleUniversity, Naropa Institute, and the University of California at Santa Cruz. He currently lives with his wife inHastings-on-Hudson, New York. The book, Seven Blind Mice, is about seven blind mice. They go walking through the field and find something one day. Each mouse goes a different day to try to figure out what it is. Each mouse thinks it is something different from the other mice. 6 of the mice go and they argue about what they have found. But, when the 7th mouse goes then they discover what it really is. In a way all the mice was correct in their guesses. ¿One day seven blind mice were surprised to find a strange Something by their pond. What is it? They cried, and they all ran home¿. This is the part of the story where they discover the ¿thing¿ in the field. ¿On Tuesday, Green Mouse set out. He was the second to go. It¿s a snake, he said¿. This is the second day that the mice try to figure out what the ¿thing¿ was. Young, Ed. Seven Blind Mice. New York: Scholastic Inc., 1992. Grade Level: 1stWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 11, 2005
This was an assigned reading for a children's literature class that I am taking. This would be a woderful book to aid in teaching days of the week, colors, and counting. It would be fun to use to get the children to think about what they would think a item is if they could not see the item.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 16, 2001
Seven Blind Mice is an excellent story about seven mice that are blind they are called Red, Green, Yellow, Purple, Orange, Blue, and Gray.They find something and didn¿t what it is.Each mouse takes it¿s turn to guess what it is. I like how they all use their imagination. I think is an incredible by how they try to find out what it is.It¿s a nice book to make you happyWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 12, 2000
Posted January 13, 2012
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