Horace and Morris Say Cheese (Which Makes Dolores Sneeze!)

Horace and Morris Say Cheese (Which Makes Dolores Sneeze!)

Illustrated by: Amy Walrod
For Ages: 4 - 8
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Horace and Morris (but mostly Dolores) love cheese. To them, Swiss is bliss, Muenster is magnificent, and nothing’s better than cheddar. But everything changes when Dolores develops an allergy to her favorite food. Even worse, a food festival is coming to town, featuring—what else?— cheese! Fortunately, Dolores is one resourceful little mouse. And she comes up with a solution to her problem that is far from cheesy! Once again, the creators of the popular Horace, Morris, and Dolores books tackle a common childhood dilemma with verve and panache.
  • Atheneum Books for Young Readers | 
  • 32 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780689839405 | 
  • July 2009 | 
  • Grades P - 3 | 
  • Lexile ® AD430L
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About the Book

“ . . . Hilarious and poignant . . . An upbeat and reassuring novel that encourages preteens and teens to celebrate their individuality.” —Publishers Weekly


« “Howe tells the truth about the pain and anger caused by jeers and name-calling in a fast, funny, tender story that will touch readers.” —Booklist, starred review


Bobby, Skeezie, Addie, and Joe are “the misfits.” Bobby is fat. Skeezie dresses like it’s 1957. Addie is tall, brainy, and outspoken. And Joe is gay. They’re used to being called names, but they know they’re better than the names they’re called.


Besides, they’ve always had each other when times got tough. And surviving seventh grade looks like it’s not going to be easy. Starting with Addie’s refusal to say the Pledge of Allegiance and her insistence on creating a new political party to run for student council, the Gang of Five, as the four friends call themselves, is in for the year of their lives. It’s a year in which they learn about politics and popularity, love and loss, and what it means to be a misfit. After years of insults, the Gang of Five is determined to stop name-calling at their school. Finally, they are going to stand up and be seen—not as the one-word jokes their classmates have tried to reduce them to, but see more

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About the Author

James Howe
Photograph by John Maggiotto

James Howe

James Howe is the author of more than ninety books for young readers, including the modern classic Bunnicula and its highly popular sequels. In 2001, Howe published The Misfits, the story of four outcast seventh-graders who try to end name-calling in their school. The Misfits is now widely read and studied in middle schools throughout the country, and was the inspiration for the national movement known as No Name-Calling Week (NoNameCallingWeek.org), an event observed by thousands of middle and elementary schools annually. There are three companion novels to The Misfits: Totally Joe (2005), Addie on the Inside (2011), and Also Known as Elvis (2014). Howe’s many other books for children from preschool through teens frequently deal with the acceptance of difference and being true to oneself. Visit him online at JamesHowe.com.