Seven Blind Mice

by Ed Young

An adaptation of the Indian fable "The Blind Men and the Elephant" cleverly uses... read more

An adaptation of the Indian fable "The Blind Men and the Elephant" cleverly uses paper collage set on a black background. The men are recast here as seven brightly colored mice who argue about what the Something is after each one comes in contact with a different part of the elephant. Young has created the elephant out of seven separate pieces of paper which correspond to each mouse's part. Viewers only see the elephant as a whole once the mice have put their heads together to figure out what the Something is. The well-paced text and large, clear illustrations will make this a good choice for reading aloud to groups of preschoolers. (Ages 3-6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1992

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