A curious young mouse boldly ventures into the meadow for the first time. In this animated app he receives a crash course on life—from creatures both friendly and not so friendly. There are surprises at every turn and every touch of a finger on the screen -- and the science concepts are entirely accurate.
* He witnesses a caterpillar becoming a chrysalis.
* He marvels that fireflies can glow.
* The mouse encounters a snake that would have him for lunch!
* An owl swoops – watch out, mouse!
An ordinary mouse in an ordinary meadow provides ample material for a dynamic, true-to-life story! Listen as the story is read aloud, or choose to read it to yourself.
* Diana Dove, Environmental Educator, says: “Here’s a charming story that leads the reader through a meadow, experiencing the beauty of nature while dodging the dangers from meadow predators. The daily struggle to survive, coupled with an appreciation for the natural world, provide a dynamic underlying theme.”
* Liz Roy, retired teacher and member of the Izaak Walton League of America's Environmental Education Committee says: “Imagine you are a little meadow mouse out for a day of adventure. Your world is full of friends, dangers, and surprises at every turn. Tomorrow is another day but now you have a friend to share it with. This story is not only entertaining but good for vocabulary development, and the science concepts are accurately illustrated throughout.”
* Mark Moran, teacher at the Island Creek Elem. School, Alexandria, VA, says: “The Mouse and the Meadow is a terrific introduction for young readers to the inner workings of a meadow. Readers experience the meadow at ‘ground level’ as they follow the young mouse’s explorations and learn about the relationships and interconnectedness of the plants and animals that live there. A very entertaining, informative, and enjoyable read!’
The Mouse and the Meadow is a new adventure for illustrator Chad Wallace of New York, stunningly illustrated and compellingly written. Wallace seamlessly blends drama and science in this entertaining coming of age tale.
Dawn Publications, of Nevada City, California, specializes in “creative non-fiction” stories about nature.
- iPod Touch