Delightful illustrations, an intriguing layout, sturdy paper engineering, and fascinating front and back matter make this book perfect for sharing the concept of food chains to young readers, who will enjoy both guessing what might be a predator, and opening the gatefold to reveal the answer.
Hungry Little Mouse is looking for some breakfast, and he knows just where he can find it.
Ming-Li looked up and tried to imagine the sky silent, empty of birds. It was a terrible thought. Her country’s leader, Chairman Mao had called sparrows the enemy of the farmers–they were eating too much grain, he said. He announced a great “Sparrow War” to banish them from China, but Ming-Li did not want to chase the birds away. As the people of her village gathered with firecrackers and gongs to scatter the sparrows, Ming-Li held her ears and watched in dismay. The birds were falling from the trees, frightened to death. Ming-Li knew she had to do something–even if she couldn’t stop the noise. Quietly, she vowed to save as many sparrows as she could, one by one.