Cheese Belongs to You! by Alexis Deacon

Cheese Belongs to You!

Written by Alexis Deacon
Illustrated by Viviane Schwarz

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The creator of Beegu is back with a hilarious new story about who owns cheese – and a lot more! According to Rat Law, if any rat has the cheese, he owns the cheese – unless another bigger, stronger, scarier, hairier Rat wants it. Many spreads later, all kinds of Rats and cheese and potentially hazardous situations have been entertainingly explored.


Cheese Belongs to You! by Alexis Deacon

From award-winning picture book makers Viviane Schwarz and Alexis Deacon comes a story about the struggle for dominance over one piece of cheese...Rat law is simple: if you take a piece of cheese, it belongs to you. So if a bigger rat takes it...then cheese belongs to them. Unless...a quicker rat swipes it! knows rat law; if you are big or quick, strong or scary, hairy or dirty, or, indeed, all of the above. But just who gets to EAT the cheese? More hilarious and innovative storytelling from the brilliant creative duo behind A Place to Call Home . This cumulative text will have readers zooming through the pages at lightning speed...and clamouring for repeats! It is a riotous read that offers lots of opportunities for out-loud sillinesss! Can even the most wild and anarchic society work together for the greater good? Cheese Belongs to You presents power politics for the very youngest!


A great picture book... is as rare as hensteeth. So it is with great joy that I can add one more to the list... This is a wonderful book. (The Times)

About the Author

Alexis Deacon

Alexis Deacon graduated in 2001 from the University of Brighton, where he studied Illustration, Alexis Deacon's first picture book Slow Loris (2002) was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award. His second Beegu (2003) was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. In 2008, he was chosen as one of the ten Best New Illustrators as part of the Booktrust's Big Picture Campaign. He lives in South East London.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 5


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Publication date

5th June 2014




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