Friday, September 12, 2014

9/11/2014, 繪本生活樂讀會 -- Mouse and Mice

我第一次會說mouse時當然是Mickey Mouse,但小時候似乎還有太空飛鼠(mighty mouse)是著名的老鼠。於是在網路上看到這則「太空飛鼠救了米老鼠」的貼文。才知道其中之奧妙。


新年度的樂讀會,每次有不同主題共讀的書,本次的主題書為Doctor De Soto, by William Steig。還要求每位同學分享相關閱讀,應該是場精彩的樂讀會。(握緊拳頭)

著名以老鼠為主角的書有:


The Big Hungry Bear, by Don and Audrey Wood



Mouse Soup/ Mouse Tales, by Arnold Lobel

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie/ Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse/ If You Take a Mouse 
to School/Mouse Cookies and More, by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond

Frederic/Matthew's Dream/, by Leo Lionni



Mouse's First Christmas/ Mouse's First Valentine/Mouse's First Halloween, by Lauren Thompson and Buket Erdogan

Three Blind Mice, byJohn W. Ivimey & Paul Galdone
Five Nice Mice, by Chisato Tashiro
Seven Blind Mice, by Ed Young

Mouse and Mole, Fine Weather Friends/Secret Valentine/Abracadabra! Magic with Mouse and Mole/ Upstairs Mouse, Downstairs Mole, by Wong Herbert Yee
這是一套值得推薦的讀本,繪圖也細緻精彩。被譽為現代的Frog and Toad。



Mice, by Rose Fyleman & Lois Ehlert
You Silly Goose/Mouse Paint/Samantha/Mouse Magic, by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Town Mouse Country Mouse, by Jan Brett



The Complete Brambly Hedge, by Jill Barklem
I.Q. Goes to Library, by May Ann Fraser


而Aesop裡的The Lion and the Mouse 有不同的版本,如Jerry Pinkney, Ian Andrew
The Tooth Mouse是近年一本極具創意寫作的老鼠書,by Susan Hood & Janice Nadeau 是一位年長的Tooth Mouse要退休了,他要找傳人,條件是要勇敢躲過貓、能賺得自己的金幣、有計劃擅用取得的牙齒。Sophie是隻晚上不愛睡覺的老鼠,雖然年紀小、又是女生,他憑著智取,得到這個職務。

因為是九月十一日的聚會,我們看看閱讀曆上說些什麼,9/11是英國繪本作家Anthony Browne的生日。911是美國歷史上最哀傷的日子之一,這幾本名家之作各有特色,值得一讀。



這是一本詩集Please Bury Me in the Library, by J. Patrick Lewis, illustrated by Kyle M. Stone,繪者是一位商業藝術家,他的每一幅畫有如獨立的畫作。
這首詩是這樣的:
Please bury me in the library
In the clean, well-lighted stacks
Of novels, History, Poetry,
Right next to the paperbacks,

Where the Kids' Books dance
With True Romance
And the Dictionary Dozes.
Please bury me in the library
with a dozen long-stemmed proses.

Way back by a rack if Magazines, 
I won't be sad too often,
If they bury me in the library 
With Book worms in my coffin.  
匆忙中,我的中譯有誤,在此以原文為準。


分享過程中,Kevin Henkes的小老鼠系列深獲書友們的喜愛,而且非常適合用來與小孩「過招」。本學期樂讀會參加者踴躍,都是繪本愛好者,也感受到每一位對這個領域的熱忱,隨時將繪本應用在生活。相信會是很棒的一季。

最後與大家分享的是一本美國為小讀者介紹參眾兩議院的House Mouse, Senate Mouse, how our laws are made。民主法制國家如何制定法律,過程如何從民意為基礎,如何立法,是本具教育與法治意義的教材。




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