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Seven Blind Mice

Seven Blind Mice

Scritto da Ed Young

Narrato da B.D. Wong


Seven Blind Mice

Scritto da Ed Young

Narrato da B.D. Wong

valutazioni:
4.5/5 (25 valutazioni)
Lunghezza:
5 minuti
Pubblicato:
Jan 1, 2007
ISBN:
9780545521246
Formato:
Audiolibro

Descrizione

One by one, on successive days of the week, six different colored blind mice investigate parts of the strange something near their pond and speculate to the group about its identity. Not until the seventh day, when the seventh mouse examines all of it, do they see what it truly is, proving that wisdom comes only from seeing the whole.
Pubblicato:
Jan 1, 2007
ISBN:
9780545521246
Formato:
Audiolibro


Informazioni sull'autore

Ed Young was born in China and spent his childhood in Shanghai. The illustrator of many books for children, he has received numerous awards, including a Caldecott Medal for his book Lon Po Po, and two Caldecott Honors for The Emperor and the Kite and Seven Blind Mice. He was twice nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the highest international recognition given to children's book authors and illustrators who have made a lasting contribution to children's literature. Ed Young lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

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  • (5/5)
    World Folklore I absolutely found this story to be super cute. Seven blind mice investigate a strange something near the pond and one by one they come back with a different idea of what it could be but when the seventh mice goes out and explores and comes back, they discover the whole picture of what that something is, an elephant! This picture book is stunning and all the mice are a different color with a black background on most pages.
  • (5/5)
    Seven Blind Mice is a tale about seven different mice who go separately to explore a "something" only to think it is seven different things. One mouse finally goes out and looks at all of the parts to discover it is one big elephant. The moral of the tale is to find wisdom by looking at the whole picture of some situations and not just the parts. The images in this book are done as paper cut outs in vibrant colors with simple designs that make it look like the mice really are seeing very different objects - or just one large funny shaped one. I like how simple the images are and how much they compliment the simplicity of the story. This one would be good to read with children, so long as they didn't feel pressured into learning a moral which the last page forces upon the reader instead of teaching through story directly.
  • (3/5)
    FANTASTIC illustrations, utterly wasted on a story we all know by heart. So many better things coulda been done with mouse stacking.
  • (4/5)
    Author/artist Ed Young, who won the prestigious Caldecott Medal for his 1990 picture-book, Lon Po Po, went on to win a Caldecott Honor with this 1992 title, which offers an inventive murine retelling of the classic Indian fable of The Blind Men and the Elephant. Seven blind mice, confronted with "a strange Something" by their pond, set out to solve the mystery of its existence. One by one they explore the Something, each coming to a different conclusion as to what it is. It falls to the final mouse to discover the truth, which he does by taking the time to "see" the entire picture, rather than just a piece of the whole.Visually striking, with boldly graphic artwork - the pages themselves are solid black, the text is white, and the mice are vividly depicted using cut paper in bright colors (save for the final mouse, which is white) - Seven Blind Mice is a book that holds the reader's attention. It is easy to see why it was honored by the Caldecott committee! The story itself is simple but engaging, with its message of trying to "see" the whole picture, rather than just pieces of the puzzle, seamlessly presented as part of the tale. Recommended to young folklore enthusiasts, as well as to fans of Ed Young's marvelous artwork.
  • (3/5)
    Genre: FolkloreGenre Critique: This book is a good example of traditional Indian folklore. The story has a moral ("knowing in part may make a fine tale, but wisdom comes from seeing the whole") that explains the story at the end of this simple and fast-paced plot. The characters in this plot are mice that learn the lesson (which is traditional to have animals doing the learning in many folklores). Review/Critique: This book was an interesting read. I originally thought from first seeing the title it would be similar to the three blind mice story, but it was totally different. I think this book could be used in multiple ways, but it could help children see the importance of seeing the whole picture. Media: Cut out collage, colored pencils, paint
  • (4/5)
    The seven blind mice come across a giant elephant and each of them uses their sense of touch to figure out what the object is. Each mouse describes something different or just a part of the elaphant. The last mouse runs completly over and around and discovers that it is a giant elephant. This is a great story to use to describe the sense of touch or have children practice closing their eyes and using their hands to discover what an object is.
  • (5/5)
    This book is a Caldecott Honor Book and is appropriate for the grades pre-k through the second grade. The book has simple pictures and short sentences that younger children can follow a long. Also students who are in the second grade should be able to read the book on their own. On each day of the week a different blind mice goes to explore the strange Something that is by their pond. Each time the mice come back with different descriptions. All the mice begin to argue that the Something is a rope, a snake, a fan and a cliff. Finally on the seventh day the White mouse goes and examines the whole Something and figures out that it is an elephant. Uses in the classroom:- For students in pre-k I would go over the days of the week with the children and also what color mouse went to explore on which day.- I would print out pictures and cut them into squares. I would put one square up at a time and have students try to guess what the image is.- I would put students in groups and have them blindfolded. I would give each group an object and have them guess what they are holding. To make it harder for second graders I would give each person in the group a job (smelling, touching, tasting) and have them put their results together to guess what the object is.
  • (3/5)
    A good book to show how perspective and lack of further research can change your opinion on something and how many people "seeing" the same thing can "see" something different. The illustrations are also very unique and keeps your attention.
  • (5/5)
    Good read aloud and simple, each blind mouse feels a different part of the elephant thinking the parts are the whole. Only the truly wise mouse sees the whole picture and sees the whole as a sum of its parts.
  • (5/5)
    This is the story of seven blind mice that find an interesting object. Each takes a turn describing what they find, until the end of the week and the last mouse helps reveal the truth behind what they have found.
  • (5/5)
    This story is the about the great adventure of seven blind mice of all different colors, who find a strange something new to their home. As the week goes by each mouse goes on their own individual journey to discover what this new something is. Each mouse returns with their own version of what this new something could possibly be.I enjoyed this book because it gives you an opportunity to see the imaginations of each mouse as they find their way to the right answer.In the classroom this is a great opportunity to begin working on days of the week with students, colors and also learning how to compare different things. I think a great class activity would be to have student blind fold their partner and have each student describe what they feel, just like the seven blind mice.
  • (4/5)
    The book is about blind mice who find a Something at the pond. They argue through the days of the week what the Something is as they discover separate parts of the Something. After days of arguing they find out the Something is an elephant. The headstart kids I read to also liked this book. I asked them pointed questions about each illustration and what they thought the Something was. They are smart because alot of them said, "An elephant! It's an elephant!" I find this book very colorful and bright for children up to possibly 6 years of age. It's very engaging in that as a person reading the story could ask the listeners what they thought was going to happen next. It could possibly be used for the smaller children when also learning about geography and animals.
  • (4/5)
    This is a cute story about seeing things as a whole, instead of individual parts. It took all seven perspectives to see and figure out what the something was. The seven blind mice were very colorful. Each color mouse only saw things in their own color. I know I have to be careful to take things as a whole instead of jumping to the wrong conclusion. I think the wisdom taught in this story will help the children to learn to see the whole picture better. The younger they learn this concept the better off they will be be. In the classroom, I would have the children make binoculars out of 2 toilet paper rolls glued together. On the end, they could put colored saran wrap with a rubber band on it. I would have close up pictures of common things and see who could figure out what it was.
  • (5/5)
    This is a 1993 Caldecott honor book. This is a story about seven blind mice of different colors that find something by their pond one day. Each day one mouse goes and comes back to tell the others what they think the something is. Piece by piece, day by day, mouse by mouse you find out what the something is. At the end, on the last day with the last mouse she puts everything together to reveal what the something really is. I'll save the something for a surprise for the ones that have not read it yet.I picked this book because of all the things it teaches. The days of the week are listed in order, colors are used for the mice, and number order is also used. I like how the plot slowly reveals one piece at a time, this kept my children interested as I read it to them.I would use this as an extension to introduce colors, days of the week, and number order. I would have the children think of an animal and then reveal it to the class piece by piece until we guess what it is. I would also use various pictures of things up close to see if the children could figure out what they were.
  • (3/5)
    This is a story about seven little blind mice that can each only feel one small section of an elephant. They have to guess at what it is that they are seeing. But, eventually they discover the big picture and realize that what they are seeing is an elephant. "Knowing in part may make a fine tale, but wisdom comes from seeing the whole." from the book.
  • (5/5)
    The artwork is done in stunning colors, silhouette style on black. Each of the mice (each a different color) takes a day during the week to examine the THING by their pond. As they describe it, we see a picture of what they thought they felt (a fan, a column, a snake), in their color.The seventh finally understands that the THING is an elephant, by running all over the entire body instead of just a little bit. I love the artwork. Gorgeous isn't too strong a word.
  • (5/5)
    Story of 7 blind mice who try to describe an elephant, each of them take turns feeling different parts of the elephant and guessing that it is something not of an elephant.. but the last mouse feels the whole thing to decide that its an elephant. The moral of the story is knowing a part may make a fine tale but wisdom comes from seeing the whole.
  • (5/5)
    I picked up this board book for the gorgeous illustrations, and ended up loving it for the moral, too: "Knowing in part may make a fine tale, but wisdom comes from seeing the whole."
  • (4/5)
    Seven blind mice try to figure out what is by the pond. Each day a different mice describes what they think the item is. They all argue as to if its a rope, a spear, a pillar, or a fan. Sunday the white mouse runs up one side and down the other of the item. He gathers all the information from the other mice and comes to the conclusion that it is a elephant.
  • (5/5)
    Summary: This book is about 7 blind mice who one day find something odd at the watering hole. The mice take turns going to investigate the new object but each of them only feels one part of it of it and declares it to be a different thing thing than then former. The mice them discuss what the new object is until the last mouse goes of to investigate. This mouse takes the time to feel all of the objects parts and declarers it an elephant. After the other mice feel the whole object too they agree. The book also incorporates in it because the mice are different colors each. Review: This is a great book. The illustrations are vibrant. and even though most of them are monochromatic they manage to convey a sense that the book is full of color. The story is well thought out. The book teaches a lesson that even as adults we may struggle to understand and makes it really simple and fun. The writing is kid friendly, and the book also manages to incorporate lessons on colors and the day of the week. Over all I think this is a great book mostly because of the entertaining story line. There is a lesson there but unlike in some other books is does not interfere with the entertainment part of the book.
  • (5/5)
    Seven blind mice were investigating what was at the end of the pond. Each mouse investigates and make a new discovery. The mysterious monster ends up being an elephant. The book allows student to think about teamwork, using other senses and to be humble. Great visual read.
  • (4/5)
    This about seven blind mice, when one of the mice finds something by the pond. They all explore it at different times and come up with different explanations of what it could be; they go from thinking it is a pillar, to a snake, to a rope. In the end, the white mouse explores it all and finds a moral within their exploration; "knowing in part may make a fine tale, but wisdom comes from seeing the whole."
  • (5/5)
    Young, E. (1992). Seven blind mice. New York: Philomel Books. One day, seven blind mice find a “Something” by their pond, and set out to investigate what it is. On each day of the week, a different mouse touches the “Something” on a different area, and they all come back with a different idea of what it is. Not until the seventh mouse sets out to investigate the whole “Something” does it realize that it actually is an elephant. This story is a retelling of an Indian fable, and effectively conveys for children the importance of “seeing the whole” of a situation or a person. This book is visually arresting: black pages with white text; mice and objects/animal they describe in watercolors (one color per mouse and the corresponding item it “discovers”); elephant in paper collage. The mice have white dots for eyes except the white mouse that has grey dots -maybe not coincidentally, it is the mouse that “sees” the whole picture. A great book to teach young children about colors, days of the week and numbers until 7 in addition to the moral of the story. Ages 2 to 6. Compared to Brown Bear, this book has a newer feel in the illustrations, which makes sense since Brown Bear is much older. Also, I think the black background works better than a white background (which is the case in Brown Bear) for a book about colors: It really makes them stand out.
  • (5/5)
    Seven Blind Mice by Ed Yong won Caldecott Honor in 1993; and the book in the audiobook CD format is on the list of ALA’s 2008 Notable Children’s Recordings.Based on an Indian fable of blind men, Ed tells a story about seven blind mice eventually realized that “Knowing in part may make a fine tale, but wisdom comes from seeing the whole.” Seven colorful mice find a huge “strange thing”—an elephant— by their pond, and they decide to figure out what it is. From Monday to Saturday, six mice take turn to explore “the thing” and bring back wrong findings: The mice misidentify the elephant’s leg as a pillar, the trunk as a snake, the tusk as a spear, the ear as a fan…. Until on Sunday, the last mouse runs over and feels the entire elephant and realized “the thing” is an elephant! The author/illustrator offers the reader a visual feast: the mice are as colorful as a rainbow. The pure black background makes various colorful images stand out and make the scampering mice wonderfully appear like on a screen. The illustrations are so life-like that one can feel the textures of the paper collage. The size of part of elephant and the size of the mice are placed in striking contrast. This book will help youngsters explore the concept of color, the day of the week and the sequence of the accounting.
  • (4/5)
    I enjoyed this Turkish tale very much, especially because I like elephants! There is the added bonus of ordinal numbers, days of the week, and even colors. I do not think the book reveals much about the Turkish culture, but I think it would be a great addition to a study on tales from around the world or a study on Turkey or the Middle East. It would be interesting for students to compare the moral of this story to the morals of stories from their own culture or others they have read. The creativity in the illustrations would also be a great lead in for students to write their own tale with the same moral, but different characters and situations. It may even provide a good intro to similes and metaphors…the elephant's ear is like a breezy fan.
  • (5/5)
    Young, E. (1992). Seven blind mice. New York: Philomel Books.In Ed Young’s Seven Blind Mice, the author retells a classic Indian fable in which seven blind mice set out to discover the large creature at the pond. Every day, one mouse sets out to “see” what is at the pond. Each day they come back with a distorted image of the creature’s body parts. One sees a pillar, the other a rope, and so on. It is not until the seventh mouse goes to the pond in search of the entire creature do they discover what is really there. At the pond lives a large elephant. It is only because the last mouse searches for the whole creature does he get to see it. All the other mice searched only for bits and pieces of the creature, and they were not able to see anything but a distorted image of it. This story is a classic Indian fable so people of all ages and places can relate to it. This is a story that has been told through many generations of Indian people and will continue to be retold through retellings such as this one. This story teaches its readers the important lesson that you should not judge someone or something until you get to know them because you cannot properly see something until you look for everything and not just the pieces.This would be an excellent book to use with young elementary school students when teaching about the importance of not “judging a book by its cover.” This could also be used when doing a unit about fables and fairy tales. This would be an excellent example of a multicultural fable. Students could compare and contrast the characteristics of fables from different cultures.