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ONE IS A FEAST FOR MOUSE by Judy Cox

ONE IS A FEAST FOR MOUSE

By Judy Cox (Author) , Jeffrey Ebbeler (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 - 8

Pub Date: Sept. 15th, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-8234-1977-7
Publisher: Holiday House

Mouse creeps out on Thanksgiving Day as the human family enjoys its post-prandial nap. He spots a pea on the uncleared table, and then a cranberry, then an olive, then a carrot stick...Thinking to himself, “One is a feast for me,” he soon amasses one of everything, until a tower of food teeters on its base of one pea. 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. (Picture book. 4-8)