42. “Shrinking Mouse” by Pat Hutchins


Mouse and her friends were sitting in their wood and looking at another forest, which seemed surprisingly small. What’s more, Owl that was headed that direction was shrinking as well. Fox hurried to save Owl from vanishing, but as he was slowly disappearing as well in the eyes of his buddies, Rabbit rushed to save him, and then Squirrel dashed to save Rabbit and Mouse ran to save Squirrel. When all the animals got to the forest, they were amazed to see that it wasn’t that small after all. But their own wood was!

Genius! I would never come up with a simpler and more engaging way to explain the intricate concept of perspective to a little child. My son has learned his first relativity theory without even knowing it. Brilliant!

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