Seven Blind Mice
published in 2002


Appropriate age:
Young Kid (age 5-7)
Reading level:
Grade 1
Genre: Fiction
Cultures: India, Asia Oceania
Subjects: Fable, Fairies, Trains, Animals, Fairy Tale, Myth, School


"It's a pillar, " says one. "It's a fan, " says another. One by one, the seven blind mice investigate the strange Something by the pond. And one by one, they come back with a different theory. It's only when the seventh mouse goes out-and explores the whole Something-that the mice see the whole truth. Based on a classic Indian tale, Ed Young's beautifully rendered version is a treasure to enjoy again and again. "Immensely appealing." ( The Horn Book, starred review)