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Tessa's tip-tapping toes

by Crimi, Carolyn.

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 9 of 11 copies
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Summary
An enchanting performance starring a little mouse who was born to boogie and a cat who can't stop crooning.

Other mice scurry, but not Tessa. She boogies, bops shimmies, and hops. On her family's raids through Mrs. Timboni's kitchen, Tessa tangos across the teapot and sashays with saltshakers.

Soon Mrs. Timboni brings home a cat--but Oscar is no ordinary cat. He doesn't like to nap or chase mice. Instead, he croons on Mrs. Timboni's counter, sings in her sinks, and trills on the dining room table. Is it any wonder that there's magic in the air when these two talents finally meet?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 4-7. Mama housemouse wishes her daughter, Tessa, would scurry quietly like other mice, but when Tessa's "toes weren't tiptapping, they felt all wrong." New house cat Oscar loves to sing, but his owner, Mrs. Timboni, fears he'll disturb the neighbors. Oscar stifles his song, but "when his tongue wasn't trilling, he felt all wrong." One rainy night the toe-tappin' mouse and warbling cat discover that a good songanddance is infectious, and everyone joins in. Crimi's bouncy, alliterative prose celebrates the joys of creative selfexpression in a lively readaloud fashion. Vibrant acrylic art, richly hued and wittily detailed, combines fun perspectives, patternplay, and expressive characters: Tessa, with a frilly pink tutu and a toothy smile, is particularly winning. --Shelle Rosenfeld"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Jazzy, deeply tinted gouaches in lavender and lime and big-headed characters with beady little eyes add oomph to this story about letting yourself go. Tessa the mouse loves to dance, but her mother admonishes her to keep quiet, for safety's sake. "Tessa would try to stop with every ounce of her be-boppin', hip-hoppin' heart. But when her toes weren't tip-tapping she felt all wrong." The resident housecat, Oscar, loves to sing, but his owner, Mrs. Timboni, begs him to keep quiet so the neighbors don't complain. "Oscar tried stopping with every ounce of his singsongy humdinger of a heart. But when his tongue wasn't trilling, he felt all wrong." When Tessa and Oscar meet one rainy night, a moment of mutual suspicion quickly gives way to the discovery of their kindred artistry, and pretty soon the entire household is hip-hopping and sing-songing along with the furry duo. Crimi's (Outside, Inside) snappy prose finds its match in Carrington's (I Feel Like a Storm Cloud) funky vignettes and spreads. Oscar, his head and body composed of two furry black-and-white rectangles with a pair of swivel hips that Elvis might envy, is the cat's meow. Ages 4-7. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Mice -- Fiction.
Cats -- Fiction.
Singing -- Fiction.
Dance -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Orchard Books,2002
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Carrington, Marsha Gray.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 0439317681 :
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