Dragonfly Books, 1995
Frederick, the field mouse sat on the old stone wall while his four brothers gathered food for the approaching winter days. The other mice felt that Frederick was not doing his share of the work, but when the food ran out, Frederick saved the day with what he had gathered.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ElainaBerger - www.librarything.com
Frederick is a sweet book about mice who are getting ready for the winter. They are going to save food and everything that they need to survive but Frederick has an idea about what he is bringing to the table. He shows that he has the artistic idea. This is to keep everyone from becoming bored. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing
I read this several times when my sons were pre-schoolers. A variation of Aesop's Ant & Grasshopper" fable - and typical of Lionni's work. It takes me, with my Ant-like work ethic, a bit of work to appreciate Lionni's world-view - but it's worth it. A modern classic." Read full review