Mac and Cheese

Sarah Weeks

Book - 2010

Two cats that are as different as night and day are nevertheless best friends.

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Series
I can read book.
Subjects
Genres
Stories in rhyme
Readers (Publications)
Published
New York : Laura Geringer Books 2010.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
Physical Description
32 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
ISBN
9780061170799
0061170798
9780061170812
006117081X
Main Author
Sarah Weeks (-)
Other Authors
Jane Manning, 1960- (illustrator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Cheese, a scrawny, fussy, sedentary cat, can't be bothered to chase a mouse, while Macaroni is a cheerful, active, rotund feline who enjoys a good chase, not to mention singing, jumping, playing, bouncing, pouncing, flipping, and skipping rope. The two cats have little in common but affection for each other; that they have that in spades, as Cheese proves by springing up to retrieve Mac's hat when the wind blows it away. With short sentences and words, this addition to the venerable I Can Read series falls near the easier end of the beginning-reader scale. Even the name Macaroni is quickly shortened to Mac. Although the idea of two good friends with opposite characteristics is nothing new in books for beginning readers, this book offers a rhyming text with some nice turns of phrase as well as appealing, stylized illustrations. Copyright 2010 Booklist Reviews.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

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 [Page 135]. Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Macaroni and Cheese--two cats who are as different as night and day--are nevertheless best friends, as Cheese proves when a gust of wind plays havoc with Mac's favorite hat. By the creators of Pip Squeak. Simultaneous. 10,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

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. Mac loves to run and play, but Cheese likes lazy lounging. When Mac's hat blows away, will Cheese sit there like a lump or spring into action to save it?Mac and Cheese is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts of Level One books support success for children eager to start reading on their own.Plus don't miss these other funny I Can Read favorites from Sarah Weeks and Jane Manning: Mac and Cheese and the Perfect PlanBaa-Choo!Drip, DropPip Squeak

Review by Publisher Summary 3

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. Mac loves to run and play, but Cheese likes lazy lounging. When Mac's hat blows away, will Cheese sit there like a lump or spring into action to save it?Mac and Cheese is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts of Level One books support success for children eager to start reading on their own.Plus don't miss these other funny I Can Read favorites from Sarah Weeks and Jane Manning: Mac and Cheese and the Perfect PlanBaa-Choo!Drip, DropPip Squeak