Louise the Big Cheese

Divine Diva

Illustrated by Diane Goode
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About The Book


Let's face it. Every girl has a little big cheese in her.

Louise Cheese is no different. Night and day, Louise dreams of the limelight, lots of fuss, the red carpet, and more than anything to be the one and only "Big Cheese."

Finally, Louise gets her chance when her teacher, Mrs. Little, announces a casting call for the role of Cinderella in the school play. It's Louise's chance to be a star...or is it?

With humor and heart and just a little attitude, Elise Primavera and Diane Goode tell a story that will inspire the inner big cheese in all who read it.

About The Author

Photograph courtesy of author

Elise Primavera is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Auntie Claus series and the popular Ms. Rapscott’s Girls. She is also the author of the Louise the Big Cheese books and other award-winning titles. She lives in New Jersey, and you can visit her at ElisePrimavera.com.

About The Illustrator

Photo Credit:

Diane Goode is the illustrator of dozens of beloved and critically acclaimed picture books, including several written by Cynthia Rylant: Alligator BoyWhen I Was Young in the Mountains, a Caldecott Honor Book; and most recently, Baby Face: A Book of Love for Baby. She is also the illustrator of President Pennybaker and My Mom is Trying to Ruin My Life, both by Kate Feiffer. She lives and works in Watchung, New Jersey, with her husband, David, and their two dogs, Jack and Daisy. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (September 8, 2009)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416971801
  • Grades: K - 3
  • Ages: 5 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD640L

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Raves and Reviews

"A perfect pairing to Kevin Henkes's Lilly's Big Day (2006), this book presents a protagonist with whom many a mini-diva will be able to identify from page one. Goode's liquid lines and sympathetic characters give the text the pop it deserves. Charming from endpapers to endpapers." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Louise makes a splash as a girl who knows what she wants (stardom!) and sees the future

(Broadway!) but can also deal with reality . . . Cue applause." -- Booklist

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