Tessa's Tip-tapping Toes by Carolyn Crimi

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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?

About Carolyn Crimi

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Carolyn Crimi is the author of numerous picture books, including "Boris and Bella", "Where's My Mummy?", and "Don't Need Friends". She was born and raised on Long Island, New York, and now lives in Illinois with her husband and pug. Marsha Gray Carrington illustrated Tres Seymour's "Jake Johnson: The Story of a Mule;" Lezlie Evan's "Sometimes IFeel Like a Storm Cloud;" and Carolyn Crimi's "Tessa's Tip-Tapping Toes." She is co-owner of mjZOOM, a greeting-card-and-gift company for which she does hundreds of humorous illustrations a year.She and her husband, a high school history teacher, live with his two daughters and one loud dog in Los Angeles, California.
Published January 1, 2002 by ORCHARD BOOKS @. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Arts & Photography, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Crimi (Don’t Need Friends, not reviewed, etc.) and Carrington (Sometimes I Feel Like a Stormcloud, not reviewed, etc.) team up for a humorous tale of a tap-dancing mouse and a singing cat who are more interested in their particular talents than in the traditional game of cat-and-mouse.

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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.

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Tessa has toes that have to groove.

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