The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse: An Aesop Fable

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9780823406333: The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse: An Aesop Fable

A town mouse and a country mouse exchange visits and discover each is suited to his own home.

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PreSchool-Grade 2 In this humorous version of the familiar fable, Stevens has brought her two mice into modern-day America and given each mouse a distinctive personality. The city mouse, resplendent in blue beads, ring necklace and earring hat, is matched by the charming country mouse, outfitted in a red gingham shirt closed with one gigantic button. Neither mouse is particularly pleased with the other's way of life, and each freely expresses such opinions. Stevens' colorful watercolors, with her clever use of size perspective, add to the overall effect. This version will be enjoyed by young children as will Lorinda Bryan Cauley's version (Putnam, 1984), which is a softer, more traditional telling. Barbara McGinn, Oak Hill Elementary School, Severna Park, Md.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

With her customary charm, Stevens offers a version of this Aesop's fable that modernizes the tale while preserving the spirit of the original. "One day, the town mouse went to visit her cousin in the country. She swished through the door and flung herself down on the couch. 'What a tiring trip. I'm exhausted and hungry. Where's lunch?' she said." Indeed, the city mouse, who is bedecked in jewels, looks positively peaked as she sprawls uncomfortably on her cousin's rustic couch. After he makes a trip to his cousin's city home he concludes, "It's better to have beans and bacon in peace than cakes and pie in fear." Ages 38. (April
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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