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Chalk and Cheese based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
A great children's book. Funny on an adult level also. Reading the each page in the voice of an English country mouse and a NYC bull terrier add to the enjoyment.
Chalk & Cheese? Hmmm, you might think, those two probably go together like oil and water. Not so as young readers will discover in this imaginative story about two dissimilar friends who find that despite differences they care very much about each other. An appropriate lesson for youngsters to learn considering the world in which we live!
Chalk is a New York City dog and Cheese is an English country mouse. They've been exchanging postcards for a while and Cheese is very curious about Chalk's home. For instance, he asks, "Do skyscrapers really scrape the sky?" While it's a long way from Cornwall in the UK Cheese decides to pay Chalk a visit and see some of the sights in the Big Apple.
He is amazed by what he sees - an awesome mailbox, and he is intimidated by the subway. Cheese's legs are so short that he has difficultly keeping up with Chalk, so Chalk carries him. After all, that's what friends are for.
And, this is what the story is all about - friendship between two who discover that while they are very different they are also very much alike.
- Gail Cooke