The Piano Recital

It’s the day of Momo’s first piano recital. As she nervously waits for her turn to play, she tells herself, “I’ll be okay, I’ll be okay” Then she hears a voice nearby, also saying, “I’ll be okay … I’ll be okay …” It’s a mouseling! And the little mouse is nervous about her first performance, too. The mouseling invites Momo through a small door backstage, where Momo is amazed to find a miniature theater filled with an audience of finely dressed mice there to watch singers, dancers and circus performers! When it’s the mouseling’s turn, Momo agrees to accompany her on piano. The mouse audience is so appreciative! But then, as she rises to take her bow, Momo is surprised to discover – it isn’t a mouse audience at all!

And Then The Seed Grew

In an ordinary garden full of flowers and plants, little Jack and Mr. Gnome live above the ground, while Yvonne the mole, the Field Mouse family, Paulie the earthworm and Colette the ant live below the ground. Everybody is happy in the garden. Until one day, a new seed arrives, which soon sprouts into a plant. As the plant begins to grow (and grow, and grow), its stalk and leaves get in the way of those aboveground, and its roots disrupt the homes and passageways of those underground. Before long, the plant has gotten so large, it has become a huge problem for the garden’s residents. So, the friends decided they must chop it down. Unless … wait! What’s that growing on the plant?

Rooster’s Revenge

A seafaring adventure! A storm! Giant turtles! Glowing slugs! A tale of excitement and surprise,Rooster’s Revenge, which follows both the acclaimed 2010 bookThe Chicken ThiefandFox and Hen Together(recently published) is sure to delight!Together with Bear and Rabbit, the disappointed Rooster is making his way home over the sea when a terrific storm hits. After running aground in the storm, the trio finds themselves in a strange cave. Rooster notices a mysterious glowing ball. What kind of a ball is it? Will it lead them to safety or to more trouble? And will the friends ever find their way home?This richly funny illustrated offering from Béatrice Rodriguez is full of enchantment. It’s also a surprising guide to mending a broken heart.Rooster’s Revengeis the third title in our Fox and Hen series and the fourth in our Stories Without Words series. Look out for our next wordless bookThe Big Seedby Arthur Geisert in spring 2012.Béatrice Rodriguezis the author ofThe Chicken Thief(2010), which was aPublishers WeeklyBest Book of the Year and aSchool Library JournalBest Book of the Year, as well as an independent bookseller favorite. Born in 1969, Béatrice received her degree from the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg. She lives in France with her family.