The Cheese by Margie Palatini

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Why the cheese stand alone?

In this hilarious riff on the favorite nursery rhyme "The Farmer in the Dell," readers will discover what really happened to that hunk of cheddar.


About Margie Palatini

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Margie Palatini is the author of many outrageously funny books for children, including Piggie Pie!, illustrated by Howard Fine; Moosetache, Mooseltoe, and the Bad Boys series, all illustrated by Henry Cole; The Cheese, illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher; No Biting, Louise, illustrated by Matthew Reinhart; and Gorgonzola, illustrated by Tim Bowers. She lives with her family in New Jersey.
Published April 24, 2007 by Katherine Tegen Books. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Asking a question that has no doubt troubled millions of thinking children down through the years—just why should the cheese stand alone?—a rat grabs a napkin and sets off for the big chunk of cheddar that’s fenced off down in the dell.

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The Cheese by Margie Palatine addresses the question should rules be followed when there are silly rules.

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