Mac and Cheese (I Can Read Book 1 Series)

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Overview

When Macaroni sings a song,
Cheese will never sing along.
Mac likes to jump and play and sing,
But Cheese does not like anything.

Macaroni and Cheese are best friends, yet they couldn’t be more different! Mac likes to pounce and bounce and jump, but Cheese just sits there like a lump. But when Mac runs into a problem with a gust of wind, Cheese stops being a grumpy grump long...

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Overview

When Macaroni sings a song,
Cheese will never sing along.
Mac likes to jump and play and sing,
But Cheese does not like anything.

Macaroni and Cheese are best friends, yet they couldn’t be more different! Mac likes to pounce and bounce and jump, but Cheese just sits there like a lump. But when Mac runs into a problem with a gust of wind, Cheese stops being a grumpy grump long enough to help save his friend’s favorite hat. Written in the style of P. D. Eastman’s classic Big Dog . . . Little Dog, this modern-day alley-cat odd couple will delight beginning readers.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Mac (short for Macaroni) and his friend Cheese are an odd pair. Mac is ever curious and willing to try just about anything from food to fun, but Cheese is a grump and doesn't want to do anything. It is a hot day, but Cheese doesn't want to join Mac for a swim. All the jumping and playing is just too much for Cheese and he asks Mac to go away. Finally Mac asks his friend why he doesn't like to jump, pounce or play and learns all that his friend wants to do is sit and be with him. When the wind blows Mac's hat away it is Cheese to the rescue and he is forced to jump, pounce, skip and flip. When Mac asks how he can ever repay his good friend, he gets an unusual answer. The characters are amusing and the expressions tell as much as the words in this Beginning Reading level 1 book in the "I Can Read!" series. There is a note to parents on the opening page that describes the series. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
K-Gr 1—Macaroni and Cheese may be best friends, but the two street cats couldn't be more different in their likes and dislikes. A day in his paw prints reveals that Macaroni will eat anything and simply loves "bouncing, pouncing, flipping." Puzzled, he levels with his friend—"I like to flip and skip and sing, but Cheese, you don't like anything." Quiet and fastidious Cheese truthfully replies, "The only thing I like to do is sit here quietly with you." As an errant gust of wind steals Mac's very blue and very flat hat, Cheese proves he's more than a do-nothing grump in order to get it back. This book is a Level 1 addition to the series. Correspondingly, the simple sentences with ample white space suit the brief snippets of rhyming dialogue between the two characters, and brightly colored watercolor illustrations of the feline alley friends reveal expressions ranging from Mac's sheer glee to Cheese's exasperated disgust. Simplicity of text, action illustrated to lead readers in turning the page, and a satisfying conclusion makes this easy reader a solid selection for all libraries.—Mary Elam, Learning Media Services Plano ISD, TX
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061170812
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/12/2010
  • Series: I Can Read Book 1 Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 199,523
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Weeks is an author, singer, and songwriter. Her many books for young readers include the My First I Can Read Book Splish, Splash!, illustrated by Ashley Wolff, and the I Can Read Books Mac and Cheese, Baa-Choo!, Pip Squeak, and Drip, Drop, all illustrated by Jane Manning. She lives in upstate New York.

Jane Manning is the illustrator of dozens of children's books, including the I Can Read Book Baa-Choo! by Sarah Weeks and the New York Times bestselling The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches by Alice Low. She currently lives in Deep River, Connecticut.

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    Posted September 28, 2013

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    Whos Mac and whos Cheese?

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