HORACE AND MORRIS SAY CHEESE (WHICH MAKES DOLORES SNEEZE!) by James Howe

HORACE AND MORRIS SAY CHEESE (WHICH MAKES DOLORES SNEEZE!)

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Age Range: 6 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

Having always enjoyed “Roquefort and Beaufort and Blarney and blue. Romano, parmigiano, and Waterloo too” with her rodent buddies Horace and Morris, Dolores is considerably bummed when she develops an allergy to cheese. Though her mom tries to help by supplying cookies and peanut-butter sandwiches for lunch, soon Dolores is dreaming of cheese, seeing it everywhere (“Muenster Movie Madness,” screams the local theater marquee; “Dr. Cheddar and Mr. Hyde”) and even backsliding despite instant, itchy hives. What to do? Walrod’s witty pictures add both visual and plot detail, with scenes of Dolores breaking out as Horace and Morris look on in dismay, visiting Dr. Ricotta for testing (more a generic physical exam than an allergy series) and struggling to stay with her new diet. What turns the corner at last is her discovery that she actively enjoys concocting her own creative, cheeseless meals. Proactive readers with similar troubles may find her strategy successful. (Picture book. 6-8)

Pub Date: July 7th, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-689-83940-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Atheneum
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 2009




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