Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young
Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young promotes different perspectives, communication and cooperation.
“One day seven blind mice were surprised to find a strange Something by their pond.” Frightened they all rushed home. One by one they revisited the Something and felt a different part.
They came back and discussed what they thought it was, a pillar, a snake, a spear, a great cliff, a fan and a rope. Their differing views caused an argument, each thinking their own opinion was correct.
The seventh and final mouse explores the whole Something and understood it was an elephant. “Knowing in part may make a fine tale, but wisdom comes from seeing the whole.”
Teaching Resources: Seven Blind Mice
These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies book to book. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!
- CPalms: Point of View is a Walk in the Park
- Ed Young Official Website
- Make Way for Books: Peace with Others – Seven Blind Mice
- NWKLS: Activity kit
- Read Write Think: Building Critical Thinking Skills – Seven Blind Mice
- Reading is Fundamental: Teaching Support Materials and Common Core Lesson Ideas
- SAS: Compare and Contrast lesson plan
- TES: ECE Ordinal Numbers – Seven Blind Mice
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