Author(s): 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! Every rat knows rat law: if you are big or quick, strong or scary, hairy or dirty, or, indeed, all of the above, you get the cheese. 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! This is a riotous read that offers lots of opportunities for laugh-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 wonderful, unbridled book." (Kate Kellaway, Guardian)"
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 and selected by the New York Times as one of the year's best illustrated children's books. In 2008 he was chosen as one of the ten Best New Illustrators as part of the Booktrust's Big Picture Campaign. He recently illustrated Russell Hoban's book Soonchild. He lives in London, SE15. Viviane Schwarz is the author-illustrator of the highly acclaimed picture books There Are Cats in this Book and There Are No Cats in this Book, both of which were shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal (2009, 2012). The Adventures of a Nose was also shortlisted for the V&A Illustration Award. She was named one of the Booktrust's Best New Illustrators 2011. She lives in London, E2.