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The Book: The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse
The Adventures of Danny Meadow Mouse was written by Thornton W. Burgess in 1915. Danny Meadow Mouse isn’t happy with how short his tail is, but soon realizes the benefits as he narrowly escapes encounters with Reddy and Granny Fox, Hooty the Owl, and Redtail the Hawk. Peter Rabbit and Danny have a lot in common and find ways to lend each other a hand when they each have troubles of their own in the Green Meadows and Farmer Brown’s Orchard.
We are in the process of putting together an ebook which will include a question guide to help reading comprehension and prompt discussions. Once the ebook is available for purchase, we highly recommend using the guide side by side with the website. Below you will find some other resources available to help you teach the moral lessons from this story, as well as online activities and book suggestions.
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Thornton W. Burgess not only filled his stories with scientific knowledge about animals, he also gave his characters attributes and situations that help us teach about moral character. Each book contains a variety of traits that can be turned into discussions about proper behavior and attitudes.
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A meadow mouse is also known as a field mouse or meadow vole. Read more about this rodent here.
► Paper plate mouse craft
► Mouse coloring pages
► Make a mouse bookmark
► Read Mouse Count and follow up with this activity or sensory bin idea
► Predator and prey animal game
► M&M predator and prey game
► Animal survival adaptation lesson and activities
► Paper plate owl craft (for Hooty the Owl)
► Handprint owl craft
► Letter M mouse craft for preschool
► Chocolate kiss mouse craft
► Fox and mouse group game
► Games to encourage attentiveness to others’ needs
► Camouflage activities for kids