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The Resource One is a feast for Mouse : a Thanksgiving tale, by Judy Cox ; illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler

One is a feast for Mouse : a Thanksgiving tale, by Judy Cox ; illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler

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One is a feast for Mouse : a Thanksgiving tale
Title
One is a feast for Mouse
Title remainder
a Thanksgiving tale
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by Judy Cox ; illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On Thanksgiving Day while everyone naps, Mouse spots one pea, a perfect feast, but he cannot help adding all of the fixings--until Cat spots him
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Review
  • PreS-Gr. 2 After a human family finishes their Thanksgiving dinner, Mouse is overjoyed to discover the leftovers, starting with a "teensy-tiny" pea: "One will be a feast for me." Mouse gathers more scavenged treats, from cranberries to a whole pie slice, until he builds a huge stack. When Cat, who is also hungry, startles Mouse, the precariously piled food goes flying, and Mouse scurries back to safety, without his festive treats. Happily, though, the original pea is still reachable, and with renewed appreciation, Mouse enjoys a modest holiday meal. Cox's prose is descriptive and lively, though very young children may need help with some vocabulary ("toothsome") and phrases: "Mouse's eyes were bigger than his stomach." 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. -- Rosenfeld, Shelle (Reviewed 10-01-2008) (Booklist, vol 105, number 3, p47)
  • PreS-Gr 2— The remains of a Thanksgiving dinner are irresistible to a little mouse, who creeps out of his hole to help himself to one small pea. But soon, greed gets the better of him and before he knows it, he has taken one of every leftover tidbit, including the gravy boat and platter of turkey. Before he makes it safely back home, however, the cat spies him and pounces, knocking everything on the floor. The mouse escapes just in time, while the cat gets the blame, and to his delight he finds one "teensy-tiny, round and toothsome, green and luscious pea" for which he exclaims: "Give thanks! One is a feast for me!" Whimsical, large-scale illustrations drawn in acrylics, pastels, and colored pencils are a perfect complement to the story. Plenty of action and humor as well as a thoroughly satisfying ending make this a wonderful holiday read-aloud.—Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY --Sally R. Dow (Reviewed September 1, 2008) (School Library Journal, vol 54, issue 9, p144)
  • 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) (Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2008)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
293435
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cox, Judy
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
  • LG
  • K-2
LC call number
PZ7.C83835
LC item number
On 2008
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
Reading level
  • 3.6.
  • 3.2.
  • 3.6
  • 3.2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ebbeler, Jeffrey
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Mouse books #01
Series volume
0001
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reading Counts!
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mice
  • Cats
  • Avarice
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Mice
  • Cats
  • Greed
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Avarice
  • Cats
  • Mice
  • Thanksgiving Day
Target audience
primary
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a Thanksgiving tale
Label
One is a feast for Mouse : a Thanksgiving tale, by Judy Cox ; illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn123954998
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781518147395
Lccn
2007013972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780823419777
Other physical details
color illustrations
Stock number
HDH00003
System control number
(OCoLC)123954998
Label
One is a feast for Mouse : a Thanksgiving tale, by Judy Cox ; illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn123954998
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9781518147395
Lccn
2007013972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780823419777
Other physical details
color illustrations
Stock number
HDH00003
System control number
(OCoLC)123954998

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