One is a Feast for Mouse by Judy Cox

One Is a Feast for Mouse: A Thanksgiving Tale - Judy Cox

One is a Feast for Mouse is a wonderful book to remind young children to give thanks for even the small things in life.  This is a Thanksgiving tale of a mouse who courageously  leaves his little hole to seek out a feast of leftovers. As the mouse discovers a mountain of leftovers, his wants exceeds his needs, and he quickly finds himself in a little pickle trying to get all of the food back to his hole.  Students will enjoy the action filled and colorful illustrations on each page as the mouse tries to get out of several dilemmas and misfortunes with the house cat.  I would read this book to my lower elementary grades around the Thanksgiving holidays and analyze how the main character changed throughout the story using evidence from the text.  I would also focus on the problem and solution of the story as well as the sequence of events. At the end of the study, I would have a small Thanksgiving feast and discuss the many things we are thankful for in life.