1. The reader learns in Chapter One that Mr. Frisby
had died the preceding summer. However, the author does not explain
how Mr. Frisby died. Create an explanation for his death.
Include events leading up to it and its untimely occurrence.
Possible Answer: Mr. Frisby was a very clever mouse and a loving father
to his children. He taught them everything a mouse needs to know to
survive. I believe however that as careful as he was, its a fact
that he was prey to many predators. One day while out
gathering food for his family he was being stalked by the farm cat, and
observed from above by a hawk. He was very much aware of the cat and
was paying careful and close attention to it when suddenly the hawk
swooped down. Mrs. Frisby called out, but it was too
late. Mr. Frisby was scooped up and carried away.
2. Mr. Ages is an old and very wise mouse?
Select an old and wise person you are familiar with and make comparisons
between this person and Mr. Ages.
Possible Answer: My great grandfather is old and wise. He has
white hair just like Mr. Ages. My great grandfather always knows
what to do when someone is sick. He has many ideas that work.
When I have a very bad cold he'll advise my parents to put a
vaporizer in my bedroom. He also believes in putting Vicks VapoRub
on your chest. I've tried these suggestions many times and they work
most of the time.
3. You are introduced to Jeremy the Crow in this
chapter. Research and write a paragraph about crows?
Possible Answer: There are about 10 different kinds of
crows. They are about 20 inches long and have mostly black feathers
and beaks. The raven is the largest and the most widespread of crows
in the Northern Hemisphere. They destroy many crops, but also eat
many harmful insects.
They pair in March. The female usually lays five bluish-green
eggs with dark blotches. While she nests, the male crow provides
food for her.
4. Mrs. Frisby helps the crow remove the string
from his leg. Create a scenario in which one animal helps another
animal out of a difficult situation.
Possible Scenario: Scene: A large oak tree and a city park
Characters: Squirrel, Robin, and Blue jay
It is early spring and the male and female robins have built a beautiful
nest. The female robin lays three light blue eggs and patiently
waits for them to hatch. Eventually the big day arrives. The
robin family has now increased by three baby birds. The baby birds
are fed daily by both of their parents. Eventually the day arrives
when the young fledglings leave the nest. They join their parents in
the neighborhood park learning how to fly and search for food.
Suddenly a large blue jay appears! It attacks the smallest of the
young birds, and chases it away from its family. Frightened
and unaware of where its parents are, the young fledgling shouts out
loudly hoping someone will come to its rescue. A large fox squirrel
hears the cries of help, rushes down the large oak tree, and frightens the
blue jay away.
5. As Chapter Three ends Mrs. Frisby enters the
house taking the three doses of medication with her. Predict what
Possible Answer: I predict that she will give Timothy the
medication. I think it will take a few days for it to work; just as
Mr. Ages said it would. I believe Timothy will regain his health.