Once a Mouse...: Fable Cut in Wood
The author provides young children with a fictional tale highlighting the importance of humility and the dangers of pride. In many ways, this story reads like a classic Aesop's fable, telling the tale of a little mouse who rises to great power and strength with a friend's help. He soon decides to use his new powers to terrorize creatures smaller than himself. This short but powerful story will expose young children to important and timeless moral principles in a way that is truly captivating. The book contains larger print, as well as a series of simple but effective two-color woodcut print illustrations. This Caldecott Medal book will work well as a read-aloud book to children below age seven, or as a supplemental reader for youngsters in grades two or three. Recommended by Beautiful Feet Books. 32 pgs, pb. ~ Mike
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.
Introduce children to the fascinating and diverse world in which we live through delightful childrens books. Modeled after the Charlotte Mason philosophy of notebooking, this study focuses on the 4 Rs: reading, reasoning, relating and recording. Skills are age appropriate and gentle to engage and inspire children in the learning process. Geography, cultures, animals, folk tales and fables, music and art, are all covered, as are nature studies, poetry and recipes.
Part 1 covers Asia, Antarctica, Australia, and Africa. Part 2 covers Europe and South America. Biblical History connection included. Additional library, history and biography picture book recommendations are included for families seeking to go deeper. Each guide contains 70 lessons, flexible for one semester or one year. Beautifully illustrated with vibrant photographs. Black & white notebooking pages are included and reproducible for individual families. Softcover. ~ Deanne