Seven Blind Mice
Author/Illustrator: Ed Young
Publication Year: 1988
Brief Summary: In trying to figure out what the strange “Something” is by the bond, seven blind mice learn that sometimes the truth surfaces only after you put together all the parts. Based on an Indian fable.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:
- Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature, 1992 Winner Illustration United States
- National Association of Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA), 1992 Winner United States
- Randolph Caldecott Medal, 1993 Honor Book United States
- Reading Magic Award, 1992 Winner United States
- A Few Good Books, 1992 ; Book Links
- Adventuring with Books: A Booklist for PreK-Grade 6, Tenth Edition, 1993 ; National Council of Teachers of English
- Booklist Book Review Stars, Apr. 1, 1992 ; American Library Association
- Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 1992 ; American Library Association
- Books to Read Aloud to Children of All Ages, 2003 ; Bank Street College of Education
- Bulletin Blue Ribbons, 1992 ; Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
- Children’s Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 ; H.W. Wilson
- Children’s Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006 ; H.W. Wilson
- Children’s Choices, 1993 ; International Reading Association
- Kirkus Book Review Stars, 1992
- Lasting Connections, 1992 ; American Library Association
- Notable Children’s Books, 1993 ; Association for Library Service to Children
- Recommended Literature: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve, 2002 ; California Department of Education
- School Library Journal Best Books, 1992 ; Cahners
- Sharing Cultures: Asian American Children’s Authors, 2001 ; ALSC American Library Association
- Teachers’ Choices, 1993 ; International Reading Association
- Discuss fables…what makes a fable? What are the characteristics of a fable? (Animals, moral)
- What lesson did the mice learn at the end of their investigation?
- Have you ever had someone jump to conclusions about you? Or have you ever jumped to conclusions about something after hearing only parts of the story? Write about what happens.
Brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core/etc.
- Language arts: fables
- Text-to-self connections
Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.
Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library