Seven Blind Mice: Ed Young

Seven Blind Mice 

Author/Illustrator: Ed Young
Publisher: Philomel
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:

 Ideas for using this book in classroom or library:
  • 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

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