While the other field mice work to gather grain and nuts for winter, Soumsoum sits on a sunny rock by himself. “I gather sun rays for the cold dark winter days,” he tells them. Another day he gathers “colors,” and then “words.” And when the food runs out, it is Soumsoum, the dreamer and poet, whose endless store of supplies warms the hearts of his fellow mice, and feeds their spirits during the darkest winter days. Parent suggestions will focus on each person’s unique value in a community and the importance of “food for the soul.”
The book was translated into a rhyming text in classical Arabic from English. English title is Frederick.