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The Mouse and the Meadow


Mouse and the MeadowThe Mouse and the Meadow
by Chad Wallace
32 pages; ages 3-8
Dawn Publications, 2014

“One day a little meadow mouse was crawling through a field
Staring in amazement at the wonders it revealed.
The grassy open meadow put his courage to the test,
For he had never left the comfort of his mother’s nest.”

This is that coming of age tale of a young mouse. The illustrations give us a close-up view of life in the meadow. We meet a spider and honeybee, and watch a caterpillar metamorphose into a chrysalis. But all is not fun and games in the meadow; there are predators to avoid! I especially like the back matter where we learn more about whether – and how – animals talk, what altruism looks like in the animal world, and what meadows are.

Head over to Archimedes Notebook for some hands-on meadow activities.

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2 thoughts on “The Mouse and the Meadow

  1. This looks like a great book for K-1. I’ll need to find this and share it with our teachers.