The clever mouse and the greedy eagle. Fable of the Andes for children
Here you have an excellent tale from the Andes, which speaks to children of the importance of not being guided by greed and how it is often better to use intelligence and cunning before that strength. Great moral of this fable of 'The clever mouse and the avaricious eagle' , based on the popular say
Here you have an excellent tale from the Andes, which speaks to children of the importance of not being guided by greed and how it is often better to use intelligence and cunning before that strength.
Great moral of this fable of 'The clever mouse and the avaricious eagle', based on the popular saying: 'Better a bird in hand than a hundred flying', and in this other. 'Better skill than strength'. Discover with your child why it is better to be smart than strong.
The clever mouse and the avaricious eagle, a Latin American fable for children
There was once an eagle that lived in one of the highest peaks of the Andes. From there, I planned every day in search of food. He had extraordinary sight and reflexes, and there was no prey to escape him.
One day, on one of his flights, he discovered a small mouse that kept moving from one side to the other. Full of curiosity, he did not think twice, and stood at his side. Then, he asked:
- Excuse me, mouse, can you know what you're doing? I have seen from above how you move. You do not stop for a second!
The mouse, who was very scared, tried to appear calm, although he was full of panic:
- Nothing, nothing- he said as calmly as he could- I only look for food for my children.
The eagle did not soften anything when he heard that. What's more, he was beginning to be hungry, and he did not care in the least that the mouse had little children. So he had to give the mouse the terrible news: - Well I'm sorry, but I'm very hungry, and I'm going to have to eat you.The mouse then began to think and think. He could not beat the eagle because he was very small. Nor escape, because he was not as fast as her.
So he thought about using the ingenuity:
- Wait! I offer you a deal: If you do not eat me, I will give you my 8 children.
The eagle thought ... Of course, it was a succulent offer: much better eight mice than a single one. He found it very interesting, and he accepted.
- Perfect! - replied the eagle. I accept your offer. Take me to them. The little mouse led him to his burrow, but when he arrived, he said:
- Wait here, eagle, because you do not fit in the burrow. I'll come in and tell them to leave ... - And the little mouse came in and disappeared from his sight.
Time passed and passed and the eagle became impatient:
- Come on, mouse, get out now, I do not have all day!
And that's when the eagle began to understand
that the mouse had made fun of him.
It is more: when looking through the hole, saw a complex network of very narrow galleries, interconnected. It was impossible to guess where the mouse had gone! Así And that was how the eagle, blinded by greed, was left with nothing and how the mouse, thanks to his cunning, managed to escape from the talons of the eagle. Questions to check if the child understood the moral
With these questions, you can help your child improve reading comprehension entender and understand the message of this fable . Help him to think about what he read or listen to. You can use these questions to reflect with him on the moral of the fable:
1. Why was the mouse moving so fast?
2. What treatment did the mouse offer the eagle so that it would not eat him? 3. What did the mouse do when it reached its burrow?4. Why did the eagle run out of food that day?