Mac and Cheese and the Perfect Plan

By Sarah Weeks; Jane Manning (Illustrator)
(HarperCollins Publishers, Hardcover, 9780061170829, 32pp.)

Publication Date: March 2012

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Get up! cries Mac. Its hot outside.

So hot we need to take a ride. The bus will take us to the sea. Get up now, Cheese, and come with me!

Best friends Mac and Cheese are backand this time, Mac wants Cheese to go to the beach with him. But oh, no, Cheese doesnt like the beach at all! Mac finally convinces Cheese that the sea is the place to be. So with their bags packed, the friends set offonly to miss their bus. Can Cheese find a way to give his friend a fun-in-the-sun day anyway?

From beloved duo Sarah Weeks and Jane Manning, the second adventure of these endearing odd-couple alley cats is sure to delight beginning readers.

About the Author
Born in Ann Arbor Michigan, Sarah Weeks tried to become a champion charver in order to write this story, but she found that she wasn t quite as good at it as Oggie Cooder. Luckily she does not depend on her charving skills to make a living. Instead, she writes widely acclaimed books, including So B. It, the Guy series (Regular Guy; Guy Time; My Guy; and Guy Wire), and the Boyds Will Be Boyds series (Beware of Mad Dog; Get Well Soon, Or Else!; Danger! Boys Dancing; and Fink s Funk). She lives in New York City, and can be found on the Web at

Jane Manning is the illustrator of dozens of children's books, including the I Can Read! Books Baa-Choo! by Sarah Weeks and the New York Times bestselling The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches by Alice Low. She currently lives in Deep River, Connecticut.

Praise For Mac and Cheese and the Perfect Plan

“Humorous watercolor illustrations, including full- and double-page spreads and such little details as allowing the whiskers and eyebrows to reflect feline feelings make this one new reader that will be eagerly read over and over .... Please, let there be more adventures of Mac and Cheese.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Beginning readers will relate to the felines’ conflict of interests and temperaments as Mac attempts to convince Cheese to leave their alley and take a trip to the beach …. A good choice for fans of Alyssa Satin Capucilli’s ‘Biscuit’ (HarperCollins) and Tedd Arnold’s ‘Fly Guy.’”
-School Library Journal

Praise for MAC AND CHEESE: “Offers a rhyming text with some nice turns of phrase as well as appealing, stylized illustrations.”

Praise for MAC AND CHEESE: “Simplicity of text, action illustrated to lead readers in turning the page, and a satisfying conclusion makes this easy reader a solid selection for all libraries.”
-School Library Journal

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