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The Cheshire Cheese Cat by Carmen Agra Deedy
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Nov 14, 2011

really liked it
Read in November, 2011

This delightful children's book about a cat, Skilley, who likes cheese better than fresh mouse, also serves as an introduction to Victorian Literature and the import of the Ravens of the Tower. At pains to hide his 'affliction', Skilley is non-the-less is given residence at the famous Cheshire Cheese Pub where he attempts to covertly protect the mice from the more pugnacious cat, Pinch. Chas. Dickens makes an appearance, as well as Someone from the Palace. There is a glossary of handy vocabulary words, and illustrations by Barry Moser. The first line is a winner: 'He was the best of toms, he was the worst of toms.' This would be a great read-aloud for family enjoyment.

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