Seven Blind Mice

Author(s): Ed Young
Original Publish Date: Sep 01, 2007
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (0.08 hours)
Product Number: Z100061343
Released: Aug 02, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780545521246
Narrator/s: B.D. Wong
Publisher: Weston Woods
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One by one, on successive days of the week, six different colored blind mice investigate parts of the strange something near their pond and speculate to the group about its identity. Not until the seventh day, when the seventh mouse examines all of it, do they see what it truly is, proving that wisdom comes only from seeing the whole.

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"What is the "something" by the pond? With hesitation and trepidation, six mice individually approach the creature and report findings back to the group over the course of a week. Yes, it is "sturdy," "supple," "wide," "sharp," "breezy," and "stringy," depending on which way one approaches it. But what creature possesses all these attributes? It takes the wise seventh mouse to answer the question. B.D. Wong brings a calm and thoughtful narration to this Indian folktale. His pacing is poignant and relaxed, and gives pause for consideration of both mice and universal wisdom. The recording concludes with the author describing the origin and development of this exquisite book, designated a Caldecott Honor Book in 1993. A.R. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"