The Country Mouse and the Town Mouse

Appropriate for Children

Work Time

The story of the city mouse and country mouse has appeared in many children’s books and has been the feature of a number of cartoons.

Discuss the following questions with your classmates.

  • How many of you are familiar with this story?
  • Why is this story especially appropriate for children (versus “Once Upon a Time”)?
  • Are there any popular movies or television shows that have played with the same central idea?