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Grandmother Puss, or, The grateful mouse by Unknown is a delightful children's book that captures the magical essence of kindness and gratitude. The story revolves around a small mouse who finds himself trapped in a precarious situation. However, thanks to the compassion of Grandmother Puss, the mouse's life takes an unexpected turn.

What makes this book particularly special is its ability to convey a heartwarming message through a simple yet engaging narrative. The author's style of storytelling is both accessible and engaging for young readers, while also captivating the attention of adults. The plot progresses at a steady pace, keeping readers hooked from start to finish.

One of the stand-out elements of this book is the charming and memorable characters. From the sweet and grateful mouse who learns the value of kindness, to Grandmother Puss who exemplifies compassion and empathy, each character is well-developed and contributes to the overall theme of the story. The interactions between the characters are incredibly endearing and provide valuable lessons about the importance of extending a helping hand to those in need.

Additionally, the illustrations in Grandmother Puss, or, The grateful mouse are beautifully rendered, enhancing the reader's visual experience. The colorful depictions of the characters and settings add depth to the story, making it even more immersive. Young readers will surely be captivated by the vibrant illustrations, which complement the narrative perfectly.

Moreover, the book's underlying messages about gratitude, reciprocity, and the power of small acts of kindness are significant and relevant. It encourages children to appreciate the power of empathy and compassion, teaching them that even the smallest gestures can have a profound impact on others. This aspect of the book makes it an excellent tool for parents and educators to instill important values in young readers.

However, one potential downside of Grandmother Puss, or, The grateful mouse is that the author remains unknown. While this does not detract from the enchanting story itself, it would have been wonderful to acknowledge and appreciate the talent behind the book.

Overall, Grandmother Puss, or, The grateful mouse by Unknown is a heartwarming tale that beautifully captures the essence of gratitude and kindness. With its engaging narrative, memorable characters, and beautiful illustrations, this children's book is a must-read for anyone looking to introduce young readers to the power of empathy.

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Or The Grateful Mouse.

McLoughlin Brothers. New York.




I wish that all the little boys and girls who read this story could see Grandmother Puss; but as they cannot, I will tell you something about her. She is a very large, and handsome old cat of grave aspect, and solemn manners. Her face is black, with white marks around the eyes, and across the nose, which make her look as if she wore spectacles; and she has a grandson called Peter, who lives with her.

When Peter was but six weeks old, he was left an orphan; for some very, very wicked dog had killed his mother! Grandmother Puss at once took the lonely kitten to her heart, with many tears, sharing her milk with him; and as he grew larger, giving him the fattest and most tender mice, she could catch.

I think she spoiled him, as other Grandmothers do. He never watched for mice, and did nothing to earn his own living, but passed his time chiefly in chasing his own tail, and other vain and foolish amusements. Now, there was an old gray rat who lived in a hole, in the cellar. He was always up to some kind of mischief had spoiled a great deal of milk, and carried off all the cheese he could get his paws on once he was even seen trying to get away with an egg, which he was rolling gently toward his hole!

He did so much harm, and was so very knowing and sly, that at last Grandmother Puss declared, with tears in her eyes, that she would neither taste, touch, nor handle a single mouse, until she had caught the old gray robber... Continue reading book >>

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