Thursday, May 13, 2010

Horace and Morris Say Cheese: Which Makes Dolores Sneeze

Source: Orange County Library

Horace and Morris are two mice that love their cheese.  The only mouse that likes it more is their good friend Dolores.  The three mice like cheese so much that they keep a scrapbook on cheese.  Things are going great for the cheese loving trio until one day Dolores is covered with spots that itch. 

A visit to Doctor Ricotta reveals that Dolores is allergic to cheese.  A mouse allergic to cheese?  And with the first annual Everything Cheese Festival quickly approaching, Dolores's confidence has more holes than a piece of Swiss cheese.  After some initial setbacks, Dolores comes up with an idea that solves her dairy dilemma.

Horace and Morris Say Cheese: Which Makes Dolores Sneeze, written by James Howe and illustrated by Amy Walrod, revels in clever wordplay (alliteration, rhyme, parody) and shines a light on a common issue (food allergies) that doesn't get a lot of mention in children's books. Walrod's illustrations are a great companion to Howe's text (check out the movie poster parodies).  This is a book that could be used to teach figurative language, problem/solution, or just read for fun.

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