Who Moved My Cheese? for Teens

Who Moved My Cheese? for Teens

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by Spencer Johnson
     
 

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Help a teen you know deal with the changes in his or her life with the book that has helped so many others.

'Cheese' is a metaphor for what you want in life and the book gives teens a fun vocabulary and way to understand change and move forward in their lives.

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Help a teen you know deal with the changes in his or her life with the book that has helped so many others.

'Cheese' is a metaphor for what you want in life and the book gives teens a fun vocabulary and way to understand change and move forward in their lives.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Spencer Johnson, M.D., adapts his bestselling adult title for a teenage audience, in Who Moved My Cheese? for Teens. Here a teenage student presents the parable (identical to that featured in the adult version) in the high school cafeteria: two mice and two "Littlepeople" (Hem and Haw) who search for cheese in a maze and react to change in distinctly different ways ("The Cheese stands for whatever's important to you like getting on a team, having a boyfriend or girlfriend, getting into college..."). In a concluding discussion, the friends apply the parable to specific situations in their lives. The author's message about the importance of anticipating, accepting and using change to improve one's life can surely benefit this audience. (Oct.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
VOYA
I thought this book was ridiculous. The whole cheese story was cheesy, the messages that Haw writes were too obvious, and the whole book was a waste of my time. Who doesn't know that dealing with change is tough? I really wouldn't recommend this book to anyone. Illus. VOYA CODES: 3Q 2P J S (Readable without serious defects; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2002, Putnam's, 96p,
— John Darby, Teen Reviewer
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-This version of the author's adult title contains the basic parable, but in a much simpler format, almost bordering on a chapter book. In this version, several teens have heard that their school is changing to a three-semester program because of overcrowding, and they react to the news in a variety of ways. Unconcerned, Chris laughs, which prompts his friends to find out why he is so upbeat. He relates a story about two mice, Sniff and Scurry, and two "Littlepeople," Hem and Haw, who search a maze every day for what they need. When the "Cheese" is gone, the mice go in search of more, but the others react differently. There are full-page inserts of one-sentence homilies such as, "The Quicker You Let Go of Old Cheese, The Sooner You Find New Cheese," and spot illustrations of the characters. While the message about the importance of adapting to change is inherent in this book, the almost childlike approach may turn off teens.-Jana R. Fine, Clearwater Public Library System, FL Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399240072
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
155,554
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
880L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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