- Hardcover: 64 pages
- Publisher: Beginner Books, Random House (1965)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000VB94SW
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,431,676 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The King, the Mice and the Cheese Hardcover – 1965
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But since you will likely be reading it to your kids, the story is not all that important at first. I had this as a boy and enjoyed the drawings, which gets a kid hooked on a book before anything else. My two-year-old LOVES this book, and fills in the words every time we get to words like "king" "mice" "cheese" "lion", etc. He really has no idea what the story teaches, but he loves to read it with me, and that's the key to a great kid's book.
It is about a king who has trouble with rude mice eating his cheese. He consults his wise men and they suggest cats to chase away the mice. The cats become a nuisance, so the wise men recommend the king bring in dogs to chase the cats away. The cycle goes on until the mice are finally brought back to chase away the elephants, brought in to chase away the lions that'd chased away the dogs.
The story ends in compromise and friendship between the mice and the king. The story also teaches cause and effect relationships.
The pictures that accompany the story are humorous and memorable. I was thrilled to discover that it is back in print. I *highly* recommend it for children ages 2 to 7.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My students (3 & 4 year olds) loved this book! Definitely recommend it to other teachers.Published 16 days ago by Tekla Borner
A thought-provoking fable about unintended consequences. To get rid of mice, you bring in cats. But then how do you get rid of the cats? Read morePublished 2 months ago by LouS
My favorite book as a child. My daughter's favorite book also. She was 8. Great moral and awesome illustration. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Charlie C
Great story. I loved it as a kid and now can read it to my grandkids. A little overpriced but I could not find it anywhere else.Published 7 months ago by Gary Phillips
This is a cute story my children used to love. Now my grandson will get a chance to read it as well. The book has been out of print so I was happy to find a copy. Read morePublished 8 months ago by KM
This was my 51 year old daughters book, got this one as part of her birthday. She will be thrilledPublished 16 months ago by pat brooks