Mac and Cheese (I Can Read! Book 1) By Sarah Weeks

Mac and Cheese (I Can Read! Book 1)
Sarah Weeks
HarperCollins (2010)
ISBN 9780061170799
Reviewed by Madison Schlarman (age 4) and Mom for Reader Views (07/10)

Mac and Cheese are quite a pair, they can be found together everywhere. What Mac likes to do, Cheese does not. They are best friends but complete opposites. Mac likes to eat anything, Cheese is picky! Mac likes to swim and jump, cheese like to sit and does not like to play. Mac will sing, while Cheese will not. No matter how different these two cats are, they remain the best of friends. Cheese will do anything for Mac to be happy.

Madison’s thoughts:

“Mac and Cheese are a rat and mouse. Mac is white and big like a rat. Cheese is orange and small like a mouse. Mac likes to do everything and Cheese doesn’t. He just likes to sit there because he’s angry. He’s an angry mouse. Mac looses his hat. Cheese does everything to get it back for him, and then they just sit down! I like the book a lot! Both Mac and Cheese are my favorite. Sometimes I like to do everything. Sometimes I like to do nothing. Sometimes I just sit on the couch. Other times I like to play and do stuff. I’m like both of them, but I’m different than both of them.”

Mom’s thoughts:

I had a blast reading this book with Madison. It was fun and cute. Each page had something new that Mac would like to do, but Cheese would not. Madison was very engaged with this book. Her description listed above made me laugh. I couldn’t argue with her that the cats look like a rat and a mouse. It was funny to see that she thought they looked that way and when I mentioned they were cats she firmly disagreed. I also was very interested in the fact that she took the opinion Cheese was angry. I feel she was taking her own feelings and how she acts and comparing them with Cheese’s actions. She continually showed that she was thinking while we were reading this book. She took the words and pictures and made her own thoughts and conclusions, while I did the same. It was great to see and hear. The only thing that shocked me about this book was the price. It says $16.99 while most “I Can Read” books are $3.99 – $5.99. While the book is worth it, I couldn’t help but think it might have been a typo? I assume it won’t be packaged small and soft cover at this price point.

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