Mousequerade Ball

Mousequerade Ball : A Counting Tale

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In a castle on a hill, in a great grand hall,
mice are getting ready for the Mousequerade Ball.
They dress in their finest. What a grand affair!
But when an unexpected guest arrives,
the mice get quite a scare.

Is the evening ruined? Should they run in fright?
Or will a gallant mouse stand up and save the splendid night?

Counting up to ten and back again, dancing all the while, this delightful story invites readers--and dancers--to the event of the season: the Mousequerade Ball!
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 203 x 254 x 10.16mm | 353g
  • Bloomsbury Childrens Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1619634228
  • 9781619634220

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"Mortensen s verse text sets an upbeat rhythm and a jovial tone in the first half of the book, which contrasts nicely with the second. Strong black lines define the characters and their actions in Lewin s graceful watercolors, which illustrate the verses with drama, humor, and style. The artwork shows up beautifully from a distance, making this a good counting book for classroom settings as well as individual reading." - Booklist

"It is an enchanting evening to remember (and a fine reminder that even a primary concept can get dressed up)." - Kirkus

"Lewin s loose, breezy watercolors tap into the blend of elegance and comedy in this diverting animal fantasy." - Publishers Weekly

"A lovely story of celebration and dance. . . . This book will appeal to a variety of audiences, engaging readers and listeners alike." - School Library Connection

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About Lori Mortensen

Lori Mortensen is the author of more than three dozen books that include fiction and nonfiction, picture books, early readers, first graphic novels, and middle-grade nonfiction. Her most recent picture book Cowpoke Clyde and Dirty Dawg was chosen as a Bank Street Best Book of 2014 and an Amazon Best Book of the Year.
Betsy Lewin is the bestselling Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type and its sequels, Giggle, Giggle, Quack; Duck for President; Dooby Dooby Moo; and Thump, Quack, Moo; in addition to a number of other picture books, including So, What's It Like to Be a Cat? and Where Is Tippy Toes? She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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Rating details

89 ratings
3.55 out of 5 stars
5 18% (16)
4 26% (23)
3 51% (45)
2 4% (4)
1 1% (1)
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