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Mac and Cheese and the Perfect Plan

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  139 ratings  ·  15 reviews
A funny friendship story from New York Times bestselling author Sarah Weeks

Mac wants to spend a day at the beach, but Cheese would rather stay in bed.

Can Mac convince his best friend that the sea is the place to be?

Mac and Cheese and the Perfect Plan is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 20th 2012 by HarperCollins (first published December 1st 2010)
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Jan 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Mac and Cheese and the Perfect Plan by Sarah Weeks, illustrated by Jane Manning is the story of two alley cats with opposite personalities who decide to catch the bus to the beach to cool off, but miss their bus. Can they still have a beach day?

Manning's colorful watercolor illustrations highlight the urban alley environment, using one and two page spreads, with a couple two and six panel pages. My favorite images are sleeping, frowns, fleas, plugs his ears, no milk, Oh, NO!, and last two pictur
Cheese, the grumpy mouse and Mac, the happy cat are together again. This time, Mac wants Cheese to go to the beach with him. To convince Cheese, Mac sings a song until Cheese gives in. But in their hustle to get packed and ready (and Mac's need to take way more than is necessary), they miss the bus. This time, Cheese smooths things over.
This book is a great early reader thanks to predictable rhyming text and engaging illustrations. As advertised, it is a book that will have your youngest readers exclaiming "I can read!" It is humorous and features two characters who are good friends to one another.
May 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This easy reader is a fabulous follow-up to the hit sensation Mac and Cheese. Mac and Cheese are cats who are friends. Mac is very active and Cheese is a more laid-back kind of cat. In this book, Cheese reluctantly agrees to go to the beach with Mac. Things turn hairy when Cheese, hilariously, wants to bring lots of gear to the beach. Mac is downhearted about transporting all this stuff so Cheese devises a happy solution. Just like in the first book, Cheese proves beyond a doubt that he really d ...more
Jul 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Mac and Cheese are two alley cats, who can't agree on anything. Mac wants to go to the beach, but Cheese doesn't like the beach. After a little -- make that a LOT of persuasion, Cheese agrees to go -- with a few stipulations....

The second adventure of two funny street cats, told in a swinging rhyme that is sure to entertain an early reader or younger. Ages 3-7.
Marguarite Markley
Apr 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: early-readers
Mac and Cheese are back for a second adventure. I like the rhyming and I think Sarah Weeks does an excellent job of giving her characters personality with only a few lines per page in a 32-page book. Jane Manning's illustrations round the book out making this a must give to kids who like quirky friendship books. Give to readers of Elephant and Piggie, Frog and Toad, Houndsley and Catina, etc.
Ruth Ann
Jun 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: juvenile, fiction
This is a Level 1 Book in the I Can Read Series. Young Readers will delight in the rhythmic and rhyming tale of two cats, one named Mac and the other Cheese. Mac wants to go to the sea and he is trying to get grumpy Cheese to come along but Cheese would rather stay in bed.

The humor and the storyline in this book remind me of two other animal friends . . . the infamous Frog and Toad.
A fun story and lovely illustrations make this a cut-above for an early reader. The short sentences with repeated words and phrases is sure to have chilren reading on their own in no time.
In silly rhyme, two alleycats argue over whether they should go to the beach or not. (Mac is in favor, Cheese is against.) When they miss the bus, they have to settle for the pool. Colorful watercolor illustrations were probably my favorite part of this odd couple series.
Mar 28, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The two alley cat friends, Mac an d Cheese plan a trip to the beach, but do they arrive or must Cheese save the situation with a "city" verison of the beach. Fun easy reader. Mac and Cheese have great personalities.
Jun 29, 2012 rated it liked it
one wants to go to the beach, the other doesn't. nice rhyme and story twist. fun to read because of having to sing awfully. though it is reader size, so not great for large groups.
Kaylin and Liam
5 years old
Cute, melodic in parts. Imitates Dr. Suess in a couplet rhyme scheme kind of way. Entertaining book for beginning readers.
Liz Todd
When the plan is ruined, what can a friend do to help?

Love that Cheese redeems himself at the end. He may be cranky, but he's a good friend. Close read?

Sarah Weeks..always a hit.
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Sarah Weeks has been writing children’s books and songs for the past twenty years. She is a graduate of Hampshire College and NYU and recently became an adjunct faculty member in the prestigious Writing Program at the New School University, in New York City.

Her first YA novel, So B. It, which appeared on the LA Times bestseller list was chosen as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and received the