Mr. Murry and Thumbkin

Mr. Murry and Thumbkin

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While Mr. Murry Mouse worries too much, his neighbor Thumbkin is carefree, but with friendship their attitudes meet in the middle.
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, 2004.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316076135
0316076139
Call Number: WILSON
Characteristics: p. ; cm.
Subjects: Stories in rhyme -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Mice -- Juvenile fiction.
Additional Contributors: Hoyt, Ard - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Mister Murry and Thumbkin

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Julia_Lit_Teacher
Aug 10, 2016

This book is okay. I think it means to teach children that worrying too much about the future is bad, which is true, but not caring at all about the future is bad also, which is true, but I think it sort of leans toward the "carefree" attitude of Thumbkin, who lazes away all day until his rotting-pumpkin of a house finally collapses and then has to go live with Mr. Murry. I just wouldn't want to communicate to a child that hard work and responsibility aren't good and are in the same category as worrying too much.

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