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Publisher Comments:

Why the cheese stand alone?

In this hilarious riff on the favorite nursery rhyme "The Farmer in the Dell," readers will discover what really happened to that hunk of cheddar.

Review:

"'With a hi-ho the dairy-o, Palatini (the Bad Boys series) tells the story of just how tempting it is to abandon the 'Rules and Regulations' that state 'the cheese stands alone' in the dell. Like the familiar song on which the story is based, the narrative introduces the characters one by one — the 'scurrying and sneaking' rat, the finicky cat, the dog for whom thinking is 'not an easy thing,' and a girl and her farmer parents — all of whom eventually decide to ignore the rules. With yet another artistic style, Johnson and Fancher (The Day Ocean Came to Visit) pump up the humor as they cleverly combine cartoon layouts, full-bleed paintings, speech bubbles and textured backgrounds with actual lyrics and music staffs strewn between blades of grass and bits of clothing. The rat in his green checked vest rubs his hands with sniveling worry like Uriah Heep. A sidebar gives 'THe Cat's EviDencE' for his estimation of the rat's character. The dog, in his baseball cap with his pink tongue hanging out, is as genial and slow-witted as the story makes him out to be. The surprise ending features the rat ostensibly stealing away the cheese as the other characters prepare for their party snack, but the rat says directly to readers, 'Shame on you for what you were thinking. I may be a sneaky rat... but I'm still one big party animal.' Ages 4-8.' Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)"

About the Author

Margie Palatini is the author of many outrageously funny books for children, including Piggie Pie!, illustrated by Howard Fine; Moosetache, Mooseltoe, and the Bad Boys series, all illustrated by Henry Cole; The Cheese, illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher; No Biting, Louise, illustrated by Matthew Reinhart; and Gorgonzola, illustrated by Tim Bowers. She lives with her family in New Jersey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060526306
Author:
Palatini, Margie
Publisher:
Katherine Tegen Books
Illustrator:
Johnson, Steve
Illustrator:
Fancher, Lou
Author:
Fancher, Lou
Author:
Johnson, Steve
Author:
extensive indexes
Author:
by Margie Palatini and Steve Johnson
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Cooking/Food
Subject:
Nursery rhymes
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from PreS to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11.12x9.16x.39 in. .92 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Katherine Tegen Books - English 9780060526306 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'With a hi-ho the dairy-o, Palatini (the Bad Boys series) tells the story of just how tempting it is to abandon the 'Rules and Regulations' that state 'the cheese stands alone' in the dell. Like the familiar song on which the story is based, the narrative introduces the characters one by one — the 'scurrying and sneaking' rat, the finicky cat, the dog for whom thinking is 'not an easy thing,' and a girl and her farmer parents — all of whom eventually decide to ignore the rules. With yet another artistic style, Johnson and Fancher (The Day Ocean Came to Visit) pump up the humor as they cleverly combine cartoon layouts, full-bleed paintings, speech bubbles and textured backgrounds with actual lyrics and music staffs strewn between blades of grass and bits of clothing. The rat in his green checked vest rubs his hands with sniveling worry like Uriah Heep. A sidebar gives 'THe Cat's EviDencE' for his estimation of the rat's character. The dog, in his baseball cap with his pink tongue hanging out, is as genial and slow-witted as the story makes him out to be. The surprise ending features the rat ostensibly stealing away the cheese as the other characters prepare for their party snack, but the rat says directly to readers, 'Shame on you for what you were thinking. I may be a sneaky rat... but I'm still one big party animal.' Ages 4-8.' Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)"
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