Synopses & Reviews
Mortensen (Chicken Lily) and Lewin (the Click Clack Moo series) envision a grand ball in a palace attended entirely by mice—until a cat shows up. In gently cadenced rhymes Mortensen counts up to 10: when it’s time for music “Three fine mice in black tie suits/ tighten up the strings of their thumb strum lutes” and the costumed guests that arrive include seven jesters eight “grand lords” and 10 “splendid ladies.” All scurry to hide after the dashingly dressed cat arrives looking a bit like Puss in Boots but one mouse wisely realizes he’s there to dance not dine and the festivities resume. Lewin’s loose breezy watercolors tap into the blend of elegance and comedy in this diverting animal fantasy. Ages 3–6. Author’s agent: Liza Pulitzer Voges Eden Street Literary. Illustrator’s agent: Holly McGhee Pippin Properties. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."