The Old Stump Author:John Hawkinson In the middle of the forest in an old, old stump there live a tiny little mouse, his two brothers, his three sisters, and his big fat mama. By night when the moon shines, the mice frolic about the stump. When the sun rises, the mice snuggle down in their nest, but the stump is never long without visitors-a butterfly, a blue jay, a crowd of boys,... more » and finally an old porcupine come.
It is the author-artist's belief that children can be shown how to observe and find adventure in nature. One small area-in this case an old stump-can be the setting for a whole parade of events. As a child learns to look and appreciate, how rich he becomes in new experiences!« less