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A cautionary tale for mice reminiscent of Carroll's Jabberwocky!Out in the open, in the clear,Where any wisenmouse would fear,Jam licks his paw, he grooms an ear,And never hears approaching hisssss . . .What will happen to the brave mouse Jam when he breaks the rules and goes for a moonlit adventure against the advice of the elder mice?Award-winning illustrator Barry Moser has created a dark and vivid mouse world to complement this cautionary tale full of clever nonsense words and rhyming prose that will keep kids on the edge of their seats.

About the Author

Denise Doyen

Denise Doyen studied creative writing and design at Stanford University. She earned a master's in film direction at the American Film Institute and has directed children's television for Disney. A writer at heart, she went back to school to concentrate on writing for children. 'Once Upon a Twice' is her first book.

"I've always loved rousing, amusing nonsense poetry, from Lewis Carroll's 'Jabberwocky' to the Beatles 'I Am A Walrus', goo goo g'joob. I am excited and proud to add my own scoutaprowling book to the shelves of literary nonsense. Hope you enjoy the adventure."

To SEE/LISTEN to rousing recitations of "Once Upon a Twice" click on videos (below-right) done on YouTube by these Master child-reciters!

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