Whitefoot the Wood Mouse

Whitefoot the Wood Mouse As the days grow colder little Whitefoot the Wood Mouse decides it is time to find a warm safe place to spend the winter The happy little creature finds the perfect spot in Farmer Brown s barn wher

  • Title: Whitefoot the Wood Mouse
  • Author: Thornton W. Burgess
  • ISBN: 9780486449449
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Paperback
  • As the days grow colder, little Whitefoot the Wood Mouse decides it is time to find a warm, safe place to spend the winter The happy little creature finds the perfect spot in Farmer Brown s barn, where he meets a friendly stranger, tumbles into a life threatening situation, and learns the meaning of the word trust A master storyteller, Thornton Burgess instills in his yAs the days grow colder, little Whitefoot the Wood Mouse decides it is time to find a warm, safe place to spend the winter The happy little creature finds the perfect spot in Farmer Brown s barn, where he meets a friendly stranger, tumbles into a life threatening situation, and learns the meaning of the word trust A master storyteller, Thornton Burgess instills in his young readers important lessons about animals, nature, and the environment Rich in the warmth, simplicity, and nostalgic charm of an earlier day, this entertaining tale will beguile today s youngsters as much as it enthralled children generations ago.

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    1. The Burgess Books This is a phrase that brings a smile to my face as often as I hear it. As a young child, I would lose myself for hours in the simple world of the wood and pond inhabited by Little Joe Otter, Buster Bear, Grandfather Frog, and terrorized by Farmer Brown's Boy. I can remember the very shelf, even the exact spot in the little library in Felton, CA where these books were kept. I would return practically every week with a new armload to last me until our next trip to the library. Of [...]

    2. Not much of a nature girl myself, I find books like these quite interesting to read. It is a much more romantic way to learn about animals and birds than those nature documentaries. Burgess creatures come alive as you read about them, but they are written in an almost fictional way. It is like watching Disney's Mickey Mouse, you know it is a mouse and still you are fascinated by the way he moves and talks and feels.I have never seen a wood mouse before if I am honest, except for the white mice o [...]

    3. This was my first Thornton W. Burgess book. All his books have such wonder. Everyone should have a memory of reading these books as a child. In every adults life, they ought to have memories and haunts of the Green Forest, The Meadow, Mother West Wind, The Laughing Brook, and all other places. Also the animals, Peter the Rabbit, Joe the Otter, Reddy FoxSuch wonderful characters that help children nurture their imagination. I have such fond memories of reading these.

    4. The Thornton Burgess books are wonderful for children who are just taking off on reading and are ready for beginning chapter books. They are all about the little creatures that live in and around the forest, meadow and streams. The characters you meet in one book will interact with the ones that you met in the last.There is a unit study for this book at White Foot the Wood mouse Unit Study

    5. Sh*t! I'm going to be that parent. I line edited several scenes, took out all the "you, stupid's." In my defense, it was less of a reaction to the word stupid and more so how Burgess used this language to reinforce negative stereotypes of women. Here the female mouse is a nag, a complainer, etc.

    6. There's a series of stories each focusing on a different animal in the forest. This one focuses on a mouse; there's a lot of escaping from predators. I liked it less than the others. Read the series to get the perspective for different animals. Fun to read aloud for up to 8 years old I think.

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