Town Mouse and the Country Mouse: A Fable

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When the town mouse and the country mouse visit each other, they find they prefer very different ways of life.

When the town mouse and the country mouse visit each other, they find they prefer very different ways of life.

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Overview

When the town mouse and the country mouse visit each other, they find they prefer very different ways of life.

When the town mouse and the country mouse visit each other, they find they prefer very different ways of life.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jeanne K. Pettenati
This delightful retelling of the Aesop fable is beautifully illustrated and draws readers into the respective habitats of the main characters. In the story the country mouse and town mouse visit each other because they are curious to see how each lives. Both treat their guest regally and the visits solidify a friendship. Their trips are adventures into the unknown, where new sights, sounds and tastes awaken their senses. But when all is said and done, the town mouse misses the city and the country mouse misses her rural abode. They go their separate ways, but agree to visit again someday. It is a great way for children to see the world from two perspectives.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-Watts tells a straightforward story with few embellishments, resulting in a bland offering. Her illustrations in soft-pastel colors, more charming and cozy than the text, add a little interest and detail. Even so, they, too, lack depth and development. Although the mice talk, they never really engage one another or readers. The final page shows a pale-blue sky full of snowflakelike stars and two rather stiff mice with limbs outstretched: "As the moon rose, the country mouse accompanied the town mouse a little way across the meadow. They hugged good-bye. `We'll see each other again soon!' they promised." To be sure, the author is up against some stiff competition. Jan Brett's Town Mouse, Country Mouse (Putnam, 1994) adds a bird of prey to the country version for tension and sets up couples who switch domiciles-all with her trademark lush detail-while Kate Summers's Milly and Tilly (Dutton, 1997) strikes just the right note. Watts's version is a pretty tableau that lacks spark.-Harriett Fargnoli, Great Neck Library, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780613787581
  • Publisher: San Val, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/1998
  • Format: Library Binding

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