Thursday, June 13, 2024

A Rat, Cheese and Me

 My daughter Susan has given me two books to read that I had to wonder why? I considered them children's books. But, I dived into one and then the other and found them both delightful... and it's okay if I am reading chidren's books. Maybe I am in my 'second' childhood!! 

The first was .....

so much fun to read and filled with life lessons like the one below. 
The drawing are charming.
Not a lot of text
It was a perfect read. 

And then along came this one....

I am over halfway through with it, a thicker book, more storyline that it like a fairy tale. It's about a mouse and a princess. 
The rats are in the dungeon but mousey has gotten out and saw the princess whom he fell in love with. I told you it was a fairy tale. 

I do other things, too. Like eat cheese! I am totally in love with Colby Cheese. Could eat a ton of it. 

Maybe it was reading about all those rats in that dungeon that made me buy a block of cheese the other day. At least I don't have rats around here so my cheese is safe! 

So, now you have the tale of a rat... cheese... and me. ha ha


  1. I was given that first book as a present a couple of years ago. It has recently been made into a film.

  2. I am going to check those books out. Thanks for the review.
    Cheese is good - even for non rats and mice!

  3. I remember this first one! In fact, I thought it would make a great gift ... before realizing I didn't know anyone (besides myself) who'd like it.

  4. If you can find colby cheese in the red wax. Buy it! Dee

  5. I have read both of those books and love them to this day. Also, Colby cheese is my favorite and is always in the fridge for a snack.

  6. Those books look beautiful even before you open the covers.. Enjoy!

  7. If I ever find that first book (The Boy, the Mole, the fox....) I'll buy it. From the pages that I've seen on Pinterest it's worth having.

    1. Hi Granny Marigold, I just bought it on Amazon for $12.96. The spiral bound edition was double that, but the cheaper one is still a hard copy. :)

  8. Thank you so much for the recommendations, I just bought The Boy, The Mole, The Fox & the Horse. And I adopted a dog named Colby and I always call him ColbyCheese!

  9. That first book is great. I love and do buy children's books on occasion... especially if they have watercolor illustrations. Love that first book and have given it as gifts. The second I haven't seen, but will check it out.


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