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The King, the Mice and the Cheese

Once upon a time there was a king who loved cheese but so did lots of mice. The king didn’t like living with mice, so his "wise" men brought in mice-chasing cats, then some cat-chasing dogs, and so on, until the mice came back! What’s a king to do? This classic story and the hilarious illustrations of The King, the Mice, and the Cheese will have readers smiling, especially when they see how the desperate king solves his problem.

Tie-in Activity: This story is a lesson in the art of compromise and sharing—something that all children need to learn. To encourage those behaviors, try making a wise king (or queen) crown. The next time your toddler shares or takes turns, give him (or her) the crown to wear, and allow His (Her) Majesty to pick out a royal story to read.