Record Details

Catalog Search

Search Results Showing Item 1 of 1 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

Balancing act / Ellen Stoll Walsh.

Image of item

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library E W (Text) 33500011163474 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library E W (Text) 33500011163466 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781442407572 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 1442407573 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 20 x 23 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Beach Lane Books, 2010.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Two mice have fun playing on a teeter-totter, but as more and larger friends join them, it becomes increasingly difficult to stay balanced.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2010 August #1
    The concept of balance is gently introduced by Walsh’s collage mice, reminiscent of Leo Lionni’s, who build and play on a teeter-totter made out of a stick and a rock. The game attracts more and more animals, the teeter-totter seesawing up and down with each new arrival, until it collapses beneath the weight. Small in format like her earlier Mouse Paint (1985) and Mouse Count (1991), this is just the right size for small hands and for sharing one-on-one and also offers an opportunity to talk about the different elements of the story, including cooperation, creativity, and sharing as well as basic physics and math. The clean layoutâ€"featuring a white background; large, black typeface; and colorful animalsâ€"allows young readers to focus on what’s happening, and the neat story ends satisfyingly where it began, with just two mice left, free to play with each otherâ€"and their stick and rockâ€"once again. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Ellen Stoll Walsh has written and illustrated numerous beloved books for children, including Balancing Act and the bestselling modern classics Mouse Paint and Mouse Count. She lives in upstate New York.

Subject: Equilibrium > Fiction.
Seesaw > Fiction.
Animals > Fiction.
Equilibrium > Juvenile fiction.
Seesaw > Juvenile fiction.
Animals > Juvenile fiction.
Search Results Showing Item 1 of 1 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

Additional Resources