Mousequerade Ball,
A Counting Tale

Written by Lori Mortensen

Illustrated by Betsy Lewin

Published by Bloomsbury, May 2016

In a castle on a hill, in a great, grand hall, mice are getting ready for the Mousequerade Ball. They dress in their finest. What a grand affair! But when an unexpected guest arrives, the mice get quite a scare. Is the evening ruined? Should they run in fright? Or, will a gallant mouse stand up and save the splendid night?

Counting up to 10 and back again, this delightful story invites readers to the event of the season: The Mousequerade Ball.

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"A surefire story time selection."—School Library Journal


"Mortensen's verse text sets an upbeat rhythm and a jovial tone . . . a good counting book for classroom settings as well as individual reading."—Booklist

"It is an enchanting evening to remember (and a fine reminder that even a primary concept can get dressed up.)"—Kirkus Reviews

"The rhymes are sweet and the words are perfect for toddlers and Ms. Mortensen excels at capturing toddler attention and even keeping adults entertained (while reading again and again, I might add). Highly recommended for babies and toddlers."—The Children's Book Review