Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Teaser Tuesday: Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.
To play along just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien.

Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH –
Puffin Books

The size of the brain is no measure of its capacity. And well she might recall it, for the crow’s head was double the size of her own.
— Chapter 3

One warm day, she told herself, does not make a summer. No, nor even a spring.
— Chapter 4

It’s children’s book week! Luck has it that work requires me to take a closer look at this beautiful classic. I loved the animated movie when I was younger even if the two stories don’t quite match up (the movie has an element of magic while the book really is a classic animal tale). I adore the writing and especially the little gems of wisdom that are hidden in the text. I think that it is a special talents that allows authors to put these truths in their texts without sounding patronising and not all authors have it. It’s a lovely story with short chapter that you can easily fit in when you only have a short time to read ... if you’re the kind of person who reads while standing in line at the supermarket check-out and the likes for example. And if you have someone to read this book aloud to, all the better! You’ll discover amazing new things about a story when it’s read aloud.

Can you recommend other children’s books classics? Are you doing anything interesting for children’s book week? Share thoughts and teasers in the comments!


Vonnie said...

I loved the movie when I was younger! I should really try reading the book especially that I'm trying to read more children's literature lately.

Have you read, Tale of Despereaux? It's super cute!

Karen and Gerard said...

This one sounds like an interesting read. I'd like to recommend one of my all-time favorite kid's book--A Dog's Life--Autobiography of a Stray by Ann Martin. It's an old book but a goodie!

Juli Rahel said...

One of my favourite thing about children's books are those little wisdoms hidden within the text which children don't immediately pick up on but do remember! I hadn't heard of this one somehow but you've made me want to try it out! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great week!
My Tuesday post
Juli @ Universe in Words

The Candid Cover said...

Sweet post! I love re-reading old childhood favorites:) here is my TT: http://candidcover.net/2015/05/05/teaser-tuesdays-3/

Unknown said...

One of the much-cherished books of my childhood!

Oh, that crow!

Here is mine, a mystery this week: http://pdworkman.com/excerpt-from-the-book-stops-here/

Laura said...

I loved the animated version. One of these days I'll have to read the book version. As for a recommendation? For those who like their books spooky there is The House with a Clock in Its walls by John Bellairs.
My Teaser

Linda said...

I love the movie of this when I was a kid. I need to read the book!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Sounds like a book my granddaughter and I would enjoy.
My Tuesday post features a YA novel: ELIZABETH’S LANDING.

Anonymous said...

I haven't seen this series in a while!

mine: https://storytreasury.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/teaser-tuesday-stories-of-the-raksura-vol-1/

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