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Toe Shoe Mouse
by Jan Carr
Jennifer A. Bell, Illustrator

Reinforced | 32 pages | 8 x 10 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823424061 | 01-01-2014

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Animals/Fiction, Girl Interest, Determination
Recommendations: A, K, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
K-2: RL. 1, 3, 7
1: RL. 2
2: RL. 5

About the Book
A charming and resourceful mouse seeks refuge in a grand old theater, where he falls in love with dance and wins the heart of a prima ballerina.

Danger lurks in every corner for a poor, harried mouse. He escapes the glittering teeth and cruel claws of a cat by a whisker to find himself in an elegant theater. But even in these opulent surroundings, his life is not safe as sword-wielding soldiers and an irate custodian give chase.

Yet the music and the dancers, especially the beautiful ballerina Céleste leave the mouse entranced. They touch the tiny rodent's soul and ignite his passion . . . for he, Tendu, was born to dance.


“This resourceful and enthusiastic little mouse captures the beauty and wonder of the world of ballet.”"—School Library Journal

“Carr’s tale is sweetly told with just a hint of danger. . . . Bell’s pencil and digitally rendered illustrations in teals and rosy pinks provide a pretty setting for a pretty little tale. A honey-coated story of interspecies friendship.”"—Kirkus Reviews


Click here for instructions on a TOE SHOE MOUSE Collage Art Project by author Jan Carr!