Mr. Peabody’s Apples

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Mr. Peabody’s Apples has a very important message within its pages.

What do you think the main idea is or lesson that the author, Madonna, is trying to get across to us? Use your own ideas and evidence from the text to support your details.

Make sure your answer is justified!

14 thoughts on “Mr. Peabody’s Apples

    Chloe said:
    October 24, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Mr. Peabody’s Apples

    I think the main idea of Mr. Peabody’s Apples is it doesn’t matter what it looks like, what matters is the truth. I think that because in the text, Tommy thought that his baseball coach, Mr. Peabody, stole a apple, but he didn’t because every Saturday morning, Mr. Peabody pays for an apple when he goes to pick up his milk. So this shows that even though you think you saw the truth, you sometimes didn’t. Another example of this main idea is when Tommy spread the rumor that Mr. Peabody was a thief, that made Mr. Peabody fell disappointed. So this shows that when you hurt people, it can make them feel sad, angry, disappointed, down, depressed, or they can have mixed emotions.

    darren said:
    October 24, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I think the main idea is to never judge somebody, first know the truth. I know this because when Tommy spread the rumour of Peabody was a thief everybody believed him. So that tells me you should never spread a rumour when you don’t know the truth because if you spread a rumour you don’t know the person that you told all about will feel bad or sorry for doing nothing. Another peace of evidence is Tommy made Billy feel nerves to go to Mr. Pea body just because of the rumour. So this tells me that if a rumour goes around you should always find out the truth before you believe it.

    Kiara said:
    October 24, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Mr. Peabody’s Apples

    What is the main idea?

    I think the main idea is always remember the power of your words. I think this because when Tommy went and told all of his friends who told their parents who told their friends about Mr. Peabody “stealing” the apples. So this tells us the power or damage a rumour can cause. Another example is when Mr. Peabody told Tommy to pick up all the feathers that represent each person in HappVille. Tommy said it would be impossible to do. So, Mr. Peabody told Tommy it would be just impossible to undo all what Tommy did.

    By: kiara.

    Sylvia said:
    October 24, 2013 at 10:32 am

    I think the main idea of Mr. Peabody’s Apples never assume that a situation happened unless you know the truth. I know this because in the story, Tommy saw Mr. Peabody steal an apple from Mr. Funkadeli’s Food Market. Mr. Peabody pays for his apples every Saturday morning. So he can usually take an apple and be on his way. Tommy shouldn’t have told everyone in town about what he thought he saw about Mr. Peabody because what he saw wasn’t true. It is impossible to cut a pillow in half and pick up all the feathers, just like it is impossible to fix the damage that Tommy did to Mr. Peabody when he spread the awful romour.

    Jewel said:
    October 25, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Mr. Peabody’s Apples By Madonna
    I think the main idea in Mr. Peabody’s Apples “It doesn’t matter what it look like, what matters is the truth.”

    I know this because in the text, Mr. Peabody told Tommy on his front porch “It doesn’t matter what it looks like, what matters is the truth.” If you don’t understand what’s happening, you shouldn’t go tell people about what you think is happening and make it sound true, you should always get the truth instead of telling a lie.
    This tells us that you should get the truth first and not make the truth, a lie.

    Also, in the text, Tommy hurt Mr. Peabody’s feelings by spreading a rumour about him that he’s a thief, even when Mr. Peabody pays for the apples when he gets his milk from Mr. Funkadeli’s Fruit Market, he pays for his milk before hand. Always get the truth before you say a thing that’s not true because when you tell a lie about someone or something, it can hurt people’s feelings and when everybody gets the truth, you’re going to soon pay the price for lying.

    rubina said:
    October 25, 2013 at 8:11 am

    I think the main idea is don’t spread rumours about other people. In the book Tommy spread a big rumour about Mr. Peabody, just because Tommy thought Mr. Peabody was stealing an apple. Tommy told a lie without knowing the truth hurting Mr. Peabody. People believed Tommy’s rumour. This shows us how a lie can spread easily and hurt other others.

    brendan said:
    October 25, 2013 at 8:12 am

    I think the main idea is to don’t spread rumors I know this because in the text Tommy spread a rumor about Mr. Peabody being a thief. This shows us Tommy didn’t know what really happened but said it anyway. Pillow-cut it –feathers everywhere-pick them up –impossible. You can’t take back all those lies.

    madison said:
    October 25, 2013 at 8:12 am

    I think the main idea is to never judge someone. In the text Tommy judged Mr. Peabody by thinking he did not pay for the apples. This shows that Tommy did not understand Mr. Peabody bought the apples in the morning. All the people in hap vile belied Tommy. This shows that sometimes kids are never right sometimes.

    bryce said:
    October 25, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Mr. Peabody’s apples

    I think the main idea is don’t spread rumors I know this because in the book Tommy spread rumors around Happville that weren’t true at the end. And spreading a rumor is like spreading a lie and if you spread its hard to tell people its not true and in the book he said its impossible to pick all these feathers of the ground like the lie never spread a lie because I can never take it back
    By:bryce

    darius said:
    October 25, 2013 at 8:16 am

    I think the main idea don’t spend a lie when Tommy told his friends about Mr. Peabody stealing an apple. Tommy didn’t know the truth, but told his friends anyway spreading the lie. Mr. Peabody made Tommy cut the pillow spreading the feathers knowing he couldn’t pick them all up. This shows you cant take back all those lies.

    tristin said:
    October 25, 2013 at 8:17 am

    I think the main Idea is don’t judge someone if you don’t know the truth it looks like he stole the apples but he did not steel it he got the apples in the morning and he got them after in the text he cut open his pillow and he had them up but it is impossible to pick them up just like its impossible the tell everyone the truth.

    Taylor said:
    October 25, 2013 at 8:19 am

    I think the main idea is don’t spread a rumour you don’t know about. I know this because Tommy spread a rumour about Mr. pea body apple stealing a apple. This tells us that Tommy tell people a lot of lies. All the kids belived the rumour but they didn’t know for sure. This tells us that everyone made a mistake and belived he stole the apples.

    sierralynn said:
    October 25, 2013 at 8:22 am

    Mr. Peabody’s apple
    By Madonna

    One of my questions are what is Madonna trying to teach us also why she named it mr.peabodys apple and name the stores sales man Mr. Funkadeli’s. I think it doesn’t matter what it looks like it only matters about the truth and when mr.peabodys done from baseball he walks home and on his way home he goes to mr.funkadelis market and he grabs the shiniest apple he could find and drops it in his bag but when Tommy seen Mr. Peabody did that Tommy thought he stole the apple but Mr. Peabody pays for his apple every Saturday so he can take one when ever he wants. But Tommy speaded a rumor and told his friends who told there parent who told there neighbors who told there friends and the rumor spread and everyone in town thought Mr. Peabody was a thief. This shows that Tommy spreaded a rumor without knowing the truth. This shows all the other kids and parents believed Tommy even though it wasn’t true. These rumors or lies hurt people the end

    Sierra

    brad said:
    October 25, 2013 at 8:27 am

    I Think the main idea is don’t spnead rumours. I know this because in the text Tommy told everyone that Mr. Peabody stole apples but it wasn’t true. This shows us that we should make sure we know the truth before saying anything. If someone was to would s rumour about you it would hurt a alot.You can’t go arourel and tell everyone it’s not true

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