Happy Thanksgiving – Fabulous Finishes


mouseOne is a Feast for Mouse A Thanksgiving Tale

By Judy Cox

After the cat falls fast asleep and it’s safe to sneak out of his hidey-hole, this little mouse goes out in search of food. When he spots a teensy-tiny, toothsome, green pea he knows “One will be a feast for me.”

However, with eyes bigger than his stomach he doesn’t stop there, stacking a cranberry, an olive, a carrot stick, mashed potatoes, gravy, pumpkin pie with fluffy cream, and finally, the platter of turkey on top of each other, until he finds himself eye to eye with the cat. In a slipping, sliding instant,  mouse skids to a stop, causing the turkey to crash down on the cat. The mouse manages to escape to his hidey-hole, but he no longer has his feast, until, he spies that one teensy-tiny, round and toothsome, green and luscious pea. “Give thanks. One is a feast for me!”

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your feast. And if you find that your eyes are bigger than your stomach, don’t stack – it usually doesn’t work out so well.

2 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving – Fabulous Finishes

  1. I love Jeffrey Ebbeler’s work! …ok… truth be told… it’s really about his art and enthusiasm. The one-sentence back story is that my daughter met Jeffrey at one of his school visits, and it totally opened her eyes to possibilities of being an author and artist (especially in terms of pop-up books).

    I’m not familiar with Judy Cox, but just browsed some of her books on Amazon and they have great reviews 🙂

    Happy Thanksgiving, and I second your motion about minimal snacking 😉

    • Thanks for visiting Will. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving! I didn’t stack, but I can’t say that I didn’t have seconds though!

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