posted on Aug, 21 2016 @ 07:19 AM
Ah, yes, as you all know, we are reading many books to our kiddo this summer. This is another one we are working our way through. At 30 minutes a
night, you'd be surprised how much territory you cover!
I've had this one since I was in school, and since it's on the school's recommended reading list, I thought we'd give it a shot to see if he liked it.
It was a slow start for him, but once things got going, he got more invested in it.
However, when we got to the part where Nicodemus outlines The Plan, it occurs to me that this book should be on more school reading lists. I had
forgotten the essential lesson the rats learned: their existence at the farmer's is all about stealing. They steal their food, their water, their
electricity. And Nicodemus mentions that this makes them soft and dependent basically. So The Plan is to give it all up, move to a remote valley and
grow their own food and really form their own society.
Be their own independent creatures.
That little lesson is wrapped around them helping out Mrs. Frisby and her sick son to avoid the spring plow, of course.
But as a parent, if you are looking for a book to reinforce the idea of doing on your own as opposed to taking from others, this is a good
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