Thursday, December 29, 2011

Book of the Week: The King, The Mice, and The Cheese

We get on book kicks, and our current one is The King, the Mice, and the Cheese.  It is a book from my childhood collection.

It is a sweet story about a king whose cheese is so delicious that the local mice come and take up residence.  Then his wise men call in a series of animals to get rid of the previous animal until they are back at the mice.  In the end, the king comes to his own solution (without consulting the wise men): to call a meeting with the mice and agree to live together, but not antagonize each other.

It is very sweet, and interesting, and has a bit of a moral at the end.  It also teaches a little about other cultures and places, and the drawings give us a lot to discuss, since they are full of facial expressions and numbers of animals to count, and cause and effect, among other ideas.  It is one I really enjoy reading over and over and over and over.

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