Series: Louise the Big Cheese


LOUISE THE BIG CHEESE AND THE OOH-LA-LA CHARM SCHOOL by Elise Primavera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"Tongue-in-cheek humor balances the bling to make this a fancy series that both adults and children can enjoy. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The ever-ambitious Louise is back for another adventure-cum-life lesson, accompanied by her adorable dog PeeWee. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 26, 2011

That indomitable diva Louise is back, this time showing kids that hard work is its own reward. Read full book review >
LOUISE THE BIG CHEESE AND THE LA-DI-DA SHOES by Elise Primavera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 23, 2010

The indomitable Louise returns, this time in pursuit of a fanciful pair of shoes (Louise the Big Cheese, 2009). The budding fashionista longs to expand her wardrobe beyond her tiresome brown, squeaky shoes. Along with her faithful pup, PeeWee, Louise fantasizes about life with spectacular shoes; in which gold underwear, meetings with the Queen and ponies in the backyard are mundane occurrences. Louise despairs when her best friend Fern arrives in school with sparkly patent-leather pumps and an attitude to match. With wit and humor, Primavera explores the powerful lure of fabulous footwear and the importance of friends who support you through both good and poor fashion choices. Goode's watercolor illustrations adeptly illuminate Louise's sassy spirit. Her comical depictions of PeeWee perfectly capture the diminutive sidekick's big personality. With numerous sly puns included in the illustrations, this sparkling tale is a treat for Imeldas of all ages. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >
LOUISE THE BIG CHEESE by Elise Primavera
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2009

Even second bananas sometimes have their day. Louise Cheese is a little girl with big dreams. She longs for her parents to be movers and shakers. She yearns to dress up and be glamorous like her sister Penelope. And when the time comes for the kids in Louise's class to try out for the school play, she is convinced that she will win the lead role. Instead, she is horrified to discover that her mousey best friend Fern has been given the part while Louise is relegated to being a mere mouse. The resulting spat between friends is resolved when Louise discovers that she can still play an important role in the play, even if it's not the one she initially envisioned. A perfect pairing to Kevin Henkes's Lilly's Big Day (2006), this book presents a protagonist with whom many a mini-diva will be able to identify from page one. Goode's liquid lines and sympathetic characters give the text the pop it deserves. Charming from endpapers to endpapers. (Picture book. 4-8)Read full book review >