Item description for Mouse Soup by Arnold Lobel...
Overview When a mouse learns that he is to be the main ingredient in the weasel's mouse soup he concocts four tales to delay its preparation
Weasel is ready for his dinner, and poor Mouse is it. Can he stop the weasel from serving up mouse soup for supper?
Citations And Professional Reviews Mouse Soup by Arnold Lobel has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1412
Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 697
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 645
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 932
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5" Weight: 0.1 lbs.
Release Date Sep 7, 1983
ISBN 0064440419 ISBN13 9780064440417 UPC 046594003959
Availability 0 units.
More About Arnold Lobel
Arnold Lobel (1933-1987) wrote and illustrated many, many books during his lifetime. He is known for the classic I Can Read books about Frog and Toad, and the Caldecott Medal winning Fables. His drawings of cats, mice, pigs, and other animals are favorites of children everywhere.
Arnold Lobel grew up in Schenectady, New York, where he lived with his grandparents. When he graduated from art school, he married Anita Kempler, and they moved to New York. He and his wife had two children, Adam and Adrianne.
When he first started drawing pictures for children's books, Arnold Lobel got many of his ideas from the cartoons his children liked to watch.
Reviews - What do customers think about Mouse Soup?
We love Mouse Soup Nov 9, 2007
We have read this book repeatedly, and my first-grader enjoys it every time. Now he enjoys reading it to me. Great for beginning readers.
Kid Tested and Approved - a review of "Mouse Soup" Sep 26, 2007
I have to bow to a superior opinion in rating this book. After reading it to my 5 y.o. son, I had come to the conclusion that the subset of stories were pretty lame and uninteresting. I mean one of them is about two rocks that get lied to by a bird (or so the rocks think). And another is about a rose bush growing out of a comfy chair.
But my 5 y.o. informs me that I don't know what I am talking about. This book is great, he told me. And he convinced me that this was true by doing something his active little self seldom does: he went and got the book off his shelf and dragged his father over to the couch so that dad could listen to him read the stories. [Could have knocked me over with bookmark.]
The AR Reading level for this book is 2.4 which means that the Accelerated Reading committee, and it's software, suggests this book for Second Graders in their fourth month of school.
[The AR designation is a general "guide" that rates books on a relative scale of difficulty. Children can certainly read at levels above or below their group range, so that this number should only be used as a aid to help choose books that are appropriate and not frustrating.]
Four Stars. This book has a mouse cum Scheherazade premise: A weasel captures a poor little mouse and the mouse plots to get out of being eaten by telling stories. The stories the mouse tells didn't appeal to me, but my five y.o. son sure liked them. The AR reading level indicates the book is suitable for Second Graders.
FUN AND EXCITING Jul 20, 2007
WHAT A JOY THIS BOOK IS. THE STORY IS FUN AND SO CUTE. ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITES TO READ TO THE CHILDREN.
WELL THOUGHTOUT AND WELL ILLUSTRATED BOOK Dec 14, 2006
This is one of those that is an absolute delight to read to and with kids. A mouse, minding his own business is caught by a weasel who of coure plans to whip up a batch of Mouse Soup. Our fast talking little mouse simply talks his way out of the dinner by telling the weasel four delightful stories, thereby distracting the weasle and at the same time, teaching the weasle a good lesson. The illustrations are great the the story telling is of the highest quality. Cute is a word that is over used, but in this case I have to use it because it fits so well. This work is almost along the same lines as the famous Uncle Remus tales, but in many ways is more appealing. I liked this one and do highly recommend it. The art work alone is worth the price of the book.
Magical, memorable Mar 22, 2005
This is a completely adorable, inspired and inspiring creation by Mr. Lobel. This book with audio was a mainstay of my children's early years and holds memories we will always cherish.