Chihuahuas Like Cheese

Children - Animals
54 Pages
Reviewed on 05/20/2015
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Author Biography

Janice Wills Kingsbury grew up in New Jersey. She worked as a teacher and later as a School Psychologist for 18 years. Janice also taught reading and has a love of children’s literature. Janice is also involved in animal rescue. Her children’s books are written from the heart and portray her love of and knowledge about children and animals. The stories will capture children’s interest and imagination. Age 6-12, but suitable for all ages, even adults.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Chihuahuas Like Cheese by Mrs Janice Wills Kingsbury is the story of Bogie, the Chihuahua who comes from a shelter in North Carolina as a stray. He is not the typical Chihuahua and tries to act like the big dogs. Bogie is a friendly dog and he seems to copy his pack mates, who are shelties and a Border Collie. He goes hiking with his family and, if he is given a chance, he will eat like the other dogs. He always tries to do new things to get noticed, to get his cheese. Once he gets angry because he doesn't get his cheese. Then something happens which changes Bogie's perspective on life forever.

The story is adorable and the illustrations make it even more beautiful. They lend clarity to the author's words and breathe life into the characters and events. Bogie's transformation from a small dog into that of a hero shows young readers that even small dogs can do big things in life - a message that is indeed inspiring and motivating. The author describes Bogie in a way that readers can connect well with him and his antics.

It's an endearing bedtime storybook and parents and grandparents can read it out to their kids and grandkids. The story is also good for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries. I like it because of the positive vibes and it is indeed uplifting for readers as they read about Bogie and his life. Books with a good message are perfect for kids.