Friday, April 6, 2012

the country mouse and the city mouse




 This is a Little Golden Book published in 1961 with three Aesop Fables told by Patricia Scarry, and illustrated by Richard Scarry. 


I thought the first fable was such a sweet little story about the country life verses the city! And since I just talked about wanting a farm, it was perfect!! 


The story begins with the city mouse, Melissa, visiting her dear friend Annie in the country.  Love Annie's adorable house and patriotic mailbox, and Melissa's classic car! 


Their outfits are darling!! Melissa tells Annie that life in the city is more exciting than the dull country!! 


Annie goes with Melissa to the city, and what surprises she finds!! Look out for that dog!! ;) 


They go exploring in Melissa's house, and what treasures they find!! Look at that sweet kitty peeking at them!!


They run from the kitty, and start to dance to some music, when all of a sudden the vacuum cleaner comes after them!! I love how the vacuum has a face!! 




Annie, knew the city life wasn't for her! She ran all the way back home to the peaceful country!!





I love what she says at the end, "I would rather lead a simple life than dine on riches, and live in fear." Oh, sweet Annie Mouse, I know what you mean!! 

Join me for this Friday's Lil'Vintage Story Books with the most lovely Corey.  






33 comments:

  1. So precious! :o) I have several Richard Scary books that I read to my children and have saved each one ... they are in my "grandma books collection" for when my grandchildren come along. :o)
    Happy Easter!

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    1. Thanks! He is such a great illustrator!! Oh, I am sure your future grandchildren are going to love you reading to them such wonderful books!! Happy Easter!! xo Heather

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  2. i too, would rather 'live a simple life than dine on riches, and live in fear'. love that book and it's darling illustrations. i'm absolutely going to have to track that down, miss heather. thank you for sharing it!

    have a lovely easter.
    xo
    molly

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    1. Your welcome Molly!! Have a lovely Easter too!! xo Heather

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  3. I'm your newest follower!
    I love that story....sweet illustrations too!

    Melx

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    1. Hi Mel!! Thank you for becoming my newest follower! Yay, for new friends!! I am off to take a sweet visit to your blog! xo Heather

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  4. A-ha...
    I actually remember this book. Love it.
    I need to go see if I still have it.

    I agree with the sentiment too :)

    Have a lovely weekend, and a Happy Easter!

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    1. Oh, good!! It was a favorite for me, too!! Have a blessed Easter Kerin!! xo Heather

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  5. Great story and lovely illustrations.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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    1. Thank you Liz!! Happy Easter!! xo Heather

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  6. I love Richard Scarry's illustrations- he does such fantastic animals! I especially love the picture of the city- perfectly pastel little houses- so cute!

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    1. I agree, he is such a great illustrator!! Have a blessed Easter Corey!! xo Heather

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  7. Oh.My.Goodness! Thank you so much for sharing. I loved this post.

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    1. Thank you so much Kathy!! I am glad you enjoyed this sweet story!! Happy Easter!! xo Heather

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  8. This is definitely a favorite. I still have my childhood version of this Golden book. I've always loved mice dressed in little clothes.

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    1. Oh, how fun!! Yes, those mice are quite sweet in their dresses!! xo Heather

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  9. I remember that book! The drawings are wonderful! I hope you have a wonderful Easter!
    Leslie

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    1. How lovely!! Have a blessed Easter Leslie!! xo Heather

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  10. OH-I love this book, Heather. I am always in a quandry as to city vs. country. I still miss our little farm every day, and don't completely love city life-BUT-country life was a bit too alienated where we were.....oof-if only I could find the perfect compromise. Want to share a country house?? hee hee.

    Happy Easter Heather.
    xo christine

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    1. Oh, I am so glad you enjoyed the sweet story!! I have never lived in the country, so I am so eager to get out of the city, which will hopefully be soon! How fun it would be to share a country house, you just have to promise to make me your delicious pies everyday!! Just kidding! ;) xo Heather

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  11. This is such a lovely post! I had totally forgotten about Aesop's fables but we used to read them a lot at school and this brought lots of lovely memories back. :-) xx

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    1. Oh, thank you so much!! I am so glad you enjoyed the story!! Have a lovely Easter! xo Heather

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  12. When I taught Kindergarten this was a go to book when the kids picked a book to read!!
    Love it!!
    chris

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    1. Oh, how fun!! I taught 3rd and 2nd grade!! ;) xo Heather

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  13. I remember this book so vividly..although I always waffled between the city mouse and the country mouse. Being the suburban mouse now I know the country mouse is most certainly the life for me...Happiest of Easters...smiles...Renee

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    1. I am right there with you!! ;) xo Heather

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  14. I always loved that story; maybe because I knew I was meant to be a country mouse. : )

    Happy Easter Heather!

    ~Andrea

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    1. As I am wishing I was right now!! Hopefully soon!! ;) Easter blessings!! xo Heather

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  15. "I would rather lead a simple life than dine on riches, and live in fear."
    Gotta love that sweet Annie mouse!
    Very cute book and the illustrations are adorable!
    Happy Easter!

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    1. Thank you!! Oh, how I wish I could run back home from the city to my country home!!;) Have a lovely Easter!! xo Heather

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  16. Hi there. I found you (again) through your comment on Erin's blog. so nice to find other Christian bloggers. Blessings.

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    1. Hi Carla!! Thank you for coming by and visiting!! I am off to visit your sweet blog!! Happy Easter!! xo Heather

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  17. Hi! I love that book! So cute! Happy Easter!!

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