Tessa's Tip-tapping Toes

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Orchard Books, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
5 Reviews
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?

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Review: Tessa's Tip-tapping Toes

User Review  - Jessica Chambliss - Goodreads

This book has amazing illustrations and amazing adjectives. For my lesson I used it to introduce the children to adjectives and how more interesting the book is when they use adjectives! We placed all ... Read full review

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User Review  - Leslie Zinsmeister - Goodreads

This book is great for demonstrating poetry. In my first grade placement, they are always encouraged to find rhyming words. This book provides a lot of rhyming and the children loved reading it and discussing all of the rhymes. Read full review

About the author (2002)

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.

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