Chalk and Cheese

Chalk and Cheese

by Tim Warnes


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From the illustrator of Rise and Shine and Jesus Loves Me comes the tale of a limitless friendship between a New York City dog and an English country mouse.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416913788
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 10/21/2008
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Tim Warnes (Papa Bear) has his home in the countryside of Dorset, England, with his wife, illustrator Jane Chapman (Mama Bear), and their son, Noah (Little Bear). When asked how he felt about illustrating this book, Tim says, "My Christian faith is central to my life, so I jumped at the challenge to illustrate Jesus Loves Me! — what a great way to use the gift God gave me!" Tim has drawn closely on his own experiences to give us a pictorial celebration of family life, and to share God's love for all of us. The hens you see in the pictures are from Tim's very own backyard.
With over forty picture books currently in print, award-winning illustrator Tim Warnes has been published in more than twenty countries. This is his first book with Simon & Schuster.

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Chalk and Cheese 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
GailCooke More than 1 year ago
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