The Rat's Daughter

Today's Flannel Friday is the Japanese story "The Rat's Daughter" (patterns from the Flannel Board Storytelling Book by Judy Sierra)  about a proud man who wants his daughter to only marry "the strongest in the world" and not the rat next door. So Mr. Rat asks the sun who the strongest is and the sun replies the cloud is stronger than he. Then the cloud says the same of the wind, the wind says the same of a wall, and the wall says the same of... the very same rat who had asked Papa Rat for permission to marry his daughter in the first place and who is chipping away at the wall right this second.

When I originally made this, my board's background was black so now you can't see the cloud as well. :(

Finally Daddio Rat agrees to let Neighbor Rat marry Princess Rat. And they all lived happily ever after.

A Happy Ending! 

Don't miss any of this week's submissions-- Sharon's in charge of the roundup this week. Previous roundups are here. Don't forget to check out Flannel Friday on pinterest!


  1. Oooh, this is a new one for me. It's perfect for a flannel board...just the right number of elements! Anne, thanks for all you do for Flannel Friday. It was largely your promotion that transformed it from just a feature on my blog to an ongoing (world-wide!) phenomenon. Happy six months! Here's to many more!

  2. Aww thanks! It is kind of amazing how much has happened. And thank you for a great idea, and letting all of the rest of us borrow it!


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