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Louise the Big Cheese

Louise the Big Cheese

Divine Diva

Illustrated by: Diane Goode
For Ages: 5 - 8
"Dream big" is Louise the Big Cheese's motto. But try though she might, she's just plain old Louise, no Cheese. When the casting call goes out for Cinderella, Louise just knows that it's her moment to shine and take the stage as the STAR of the show. Unfortunately, the director casts Louise as a mouse while her best friend, Fern, who wasn't even going to try out in the first place, gets to be Cinderella. Louise may be a mouse in the show, but in the end it's up to her to save the day.
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  • Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | 
  • 40 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442420663 | 
  • February 2011 | 
  • Grades K - 3 | 
  • Lexile AD740L
List Price $6.99
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Authors Elise Primavera and Diane Goode Talk About Louise The Big Cheese

Elise Primavera and Diane Goode have a lot to share about their new children's book.

Behind the Book

About the Author

Elise Primavera
Photograph courtesy of author

Elise Primavera

Elise Primavera is the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Auntie Claus series and the popular Gum Street Girls Series. 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


Author Revealed

Elise Primavera
Q. how did you come to write Louise the Big Cheese?

A. Auntie Claus I met at the cosmetics counter at Saks in 1996 while I was living in New York City. Who wouldn't make a story after meeting a character like her? Louise the Big Cheese grew out of the idea that striving to be a big cheese is a great concept but it doesn't always translate into making one happy.

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