Geraldine finds an enormous chunk of cheese. She enlists her friends to help move the cheese to her hideout. As Geraldine nibbles off pieces for her friends she is astonished to find a figure begin to appear in the cheese. It is a statue of a mouse playing a flute. Later she is startled to hear music come from the statue. Geraldine loves the music and when her friends become hungry and come to share again in her cheese she is reluctant to part with the musical statue. She tries to explain music to her friends. When she can’t she decides to make some music to explain. Her friends agree they mustn’t eat the cheese if it can bring music. Geraldine is surprised to find she has the music herself and they happily eat while Geraldine makes music.
Rating ✓ #1 (Highly Recommended) #2 #3 #4 (Not acceptable)
Interest Level: 1-3 Reading Level: 2
Curriculum Area: Language Arts, Music
Themes/Topics: mice, music, getting along, learning new things
This book would be suitable for ✓ Lit Circles ✓ Kit Materials
✓ Read-Aloud (Gr.) 1-3