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Thelonious Mouse

Thelonious Mouse

Orel Protopopescu; pictures by Anne Wilsdorf

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)



Thelonious the mouse has got so much rhythm in him he can't help letting it out. To his family's horror, he won't stop scatting and shimmying around the house, teasing deadly Fat Cat instead of collecting crumbs like the rest of them. But just as Thelonious's games become too dangerous, he find a most unexpected musical partner in this jaunty picture book with art and text that truly sing!


Praise for Thelonious Mouse

“The hip rhythms and tongue-twisting humor in this jazzy, poetic, fun-to-read-aloud book make it a keeper your child will want to read over and over again.” —Cricket Magazine online

“Getting the beat and the tongue-twisting phrases just right takes some practice, but the outcome is well worth the effort.” —SLJ

“Children will cheer for this rascally oddball rebel.” —Booklist

“Replete with scat-y, cat-and-mouse–y wordplay, this is giggle-worthy fun.” —Kirkus Reviews

“The text sets a catchy rhythm and never lets go. Wilsdorf's illustrations, rich in saturated color, glow with warmth and vibrancy.” —Kirkus Reviews on TWO STICKS

“Wilsdorf captures the verve and action of the tale in vibrant colors and broad strokes.” —School Library Journal on TWO STICKS

“Pure entertainment.” —The Orlando Sentinel on TWO STICKS

“This rollicking romp represents a wonderful marriage of text and illustration. Wacky and sure to elicit a giggle, this one is a winner.” —School Library Journal on SUNNY BOY!

“Kids . . . will whoop over the silliness and derring-do.” —Booklist on SUNNY BOY!

In the Press

Read the Kirkus Review of THELONIOUS MOUSE . Day after day, Thelonious Mouse sings cat-taunting scat, skittering through the house, tail swishing, <em>daring<em> Fat Cat to awaken and give chase. - Kirkus Reviews

Reviews from Goodreads

About the author

Orel Protopopescu; pictures by Anne Wilsdorf

OREL PROTOPOPESCU is a poet and the author of several books. She lives in Miller Place, New York.

ANNE WILSDORF has illustrated many picture books, including Sunny Boy!: The Life and Times of a Tortoise by Candace Fleming. She lives in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Orel Protopopescu

Anne Wilsdorf

From the Publisher

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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