Title: The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale
Author: Carmen Agra Deedy & Randall Wright
Year Published: 2011
Rating: 4 stars
Ages: 8 and up
Format: Listened to the audiobook
The Cheshire Cheese Cat is a classic animal tale with the kind of lovable characters, secrets and intrigue that make for a good read aloud story which appeals to kids and adults. Skilley, the cat, and Pip, the mouse, both have secrets. When Skilley gets the job as mouser at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, they discover they might be able help each other out. But can a cat and a mouse trust each other?
There's also plenty of kid-friendly British pub atmosphere and a side plot involving Charles Dickens as a regular at the pub. The excellent audiobook version adds to the British flavor and would make for a good choice for a family road trip.