Ed Young
Seven Blind Mice


This story opens our eyes to see the whole and to recognize connections.

Very understandable and clear for children, adolescents and adults (or for every age group), it shows that you sometimes have to distance yourself in order to see the whole picture and that you can easily lose sight of the meaning when examining something in a dissecting, piecemeal manner.



One day by their pond, seven mice discover something strange and large.

“It’s a pillar,” says the red mouse.

“It’s a snake,” says the green mouse.

“No,” says the yellow mouse, “it’s a spear.”

A picture book for children ages 5 and up, “about the search for truth,” as the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung wrote.

The author and illustrator, who was born in China and works in the USA, dedicated his book to the person “who, during these years of searching, opened my eyes to the joy of knowledge and wisdom.”


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