Autumn Musings

October 27, 2008

Greetings and Salutations!

I'm happy to announce the arrival of a new book:
ONE IS A FEAST FOR MOUSE: A Thanksgiving Tale.

"One is a Feast for Mouse" tells the story of Mouse, whose eyes are bigger than his stomach.(Don't we all have that problem on Thanksgiving?) Mouse starts gathering his Thanksgiving dinner with just one teensy-tiny green pea, but somehow ends up with the entire feast!

This picture book is illustrated by the amazing Jeffrey Ebbeler. You can see samples of the art on his website: I particularly love the picture of Mouse walking behind the glass candlesticks.

I was inspired to write this story while musing on the meaning of the old adage, "Enough is as good as a feast", and reminding myself to be grateful for what I have. At the end of the book, Mouse ends up with his pea and says "Give Thanks!"

In that spirit, I'd like to thank all of my readers and wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!


Selected Works

Picture Book
Animal Adventure
A stand-alone companion volume to "The Mystery of the Burmese Bandicoot" and "The Case of the Purloined Professor" also by Judy Cox.
Bank Street College of Education Best Books 2014
New Books
Join Mouse on his fourth adventure--a romp in the snow!
Mrs. Millie's Kindergartners surprise her with a pun-filled birthday party!
Mouse is back in a Halloween adventure.
Nora's rowdy cousin from Texas is coming to stay. Is Ellie as bad as Nora remembers? Junior Library Guild Selection
Award Winners
Oregon Spirit Award
Bank Street College of Education, Best Books of 2011
Bank Street College of Education Best Books of 2011
TIME magazine Best Children's Books of 2009
Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award 2009
Children's Choices list 2009
TIME magazine Best Children's Books of 2005
Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award 2004
Nevada Young Readers Award 2002