Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Book ReviewMy Dad was my 5th-grade teacher, and he read this book to our class. When I re-read it in library school I was still affected by the story. I have such fond memories of this book. But Mrs. Frisby was such an integral part of my childhood. The mystery of what happened to Jonathan.
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The novel centers around Mrs. One of Mrs. The story then flashes back to tell of how the laboratory rats held in the National Institute of Mental Health — NIMH were transformed from normal rats into super intelligent, literate rats, and how they escaped the laboratory and created their own complex society underneath the farm. One truly enjoyable aspect of this book is how all of the animals have unique but relatable personalities, and yet come together to help save Mrs. There is no questionable behavior here, however, there are scenes that might be scary for younger children. The best part of this book is the non-judgmental way it examines animal rights. When the Rats of NIMH become aware that they are as intelligent as their captors, they begin to question why they must be put in cages.
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I'd been meaning to write up a review of Mrs. O'Brien, but with the recent stories about a potential new film version, I figured now's as good a time as any. Like many folks my age, I remember seeing the movie The Secret of NIMH as a kid, although I must admit I didn't remember a whole lot about the plot, and since my family didn't have a copy on VHS, I still haven't seen the movie in a long, long time. I do own a copy on DVD now, which my five-year-old watched on the way to Taiwan, but I was busy writing about how entertainment is no longer a shared experience At any rate, I'd found a used copy of Mrs. Frisby , which I read to my wife last year. We like to read aloud, and we find that children's literature is usually much better for this than adult fiction or non-fiction.