One Is a Feast for Mouse: A Thanksgiving Tale (Adventures of Mouse #1) (Paperback)

One Is a Feast for Mouse: A Thanksgiving Tale (Adventures of Mouse #1) By Judy Cox, Jeffrey Ebbeler (Illustrator) Cover Image

One Is a Feast for Mouse: A Thanksgiving Tale (Adventures of Mouse #1) (Paperback)

By Judy Cox, Jeffrey Ebbeler (Illustrator)


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This is book number 1 in the Adventures of Mouse series.

One tiny, happy mouse's simple Thanksgiving dinner gets bigger and bigger. . . and bigger! Uh oh!

This perfect Thanksgiving read-aloud gently reminds us to give thanks for the little things in life-- and not to let our celebrations get too out of hand!

After a family finishes Thanksgiving dinner, Mouse peeps out of his hidey-hole and spots a small green pea. It's the perfect feast for one mouse. But maybe he could add just one red cranberry, and then one shiny black olive, and then just one scoop of mashed potatoes? Soon his single pea has turned into a tall, wobbling feast. But how will Mouse ever get everything back home without spilling?

With a building, rhythmic text and mouth-watering illustrations, One is a Feast for Mouse is a cheery holiday read where one more tiny thing might topple the whole adventure.

For a smaller serving of this delicious tale, try the board book edition Mouse's Thanksgiving-- just right for the youngest readers.  Perfect for fall story times, or to share as a gift with loved ones and family both near and far.

Don't miss the other Adventures of Mouse, including Cinco de Mouse-o and Snow Day For Mouse.

Judy Cox is an elementary school teacher and the author of picture books and fiction for young readers. She received an Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award for children for One is a Feast for Mouse, the first book about Mouse. School Library Journal called her Go to Sleep, Groundhog! "irresistible," while Booklist praised it as "charming." She lives with her family in Oregon.

Jeffrey Ebbeler has worked as an art director, book designer, and illustrator. School Library Journal called his illustrations for Punxsutawney Phyllis by Susanna Leonard Hill "exuberant . . . rustic [and] cozy," and Booklist claimed his artwork was "the main attraction." He lives with his family in Chicago, where he also plays the trumpet and drums in local bands.

Product Details ISBN: 9780823422319
ISBN-10: 0823422313
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication Date: September 15th, 2009
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Adventures of Mouse
"Ebbeler's full-bleed, double-page spreads make the most of the humor made available by situation and scale—spot the bespectacled mouse dwarfed by his pile as he marches past Pilgrim salt-and-pepper shakers just his size. Greed goeth before a fall, however, in a slapstick climax children will relish."—Kirkus Reviews
"Cox's prose is descriptive and lively . . . The colorful, animated, mixed-media illustrations show the world from a rodent's perspective, with familiar foods and household items shown in towering proportions. Particularly dramatic is a vertical spread that depicts small Mouse beneath his tall, turkey-topped food pile as Cat's face looms at the table edge. This entertaining story may be a good starting point for discussions about appreciation and excess."—Booklist