A Big Cheese for the White House: The True Tale of a Tremendous Cheddar

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Based on a true moment in American history, this funny picture book celebrates the ingenuity and community spirit of one small New England town as it attempts to make the country's biggest cheese for the nation's greatest man.--from the publisher

A Children's Book of the Year, Bank Street College

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When the people of Cheshire, Massachusetts discover that President Thomas Jefferson is eating cheese from Norton, Connecticut, their dignity is affronted and they are determined to enter into the battle of the best cheddar.

The good people work with determination and produce a wheel of cheddar weighing in at 1235 pounds.  This triumph of the world of cuisine is shipped to the president where he pronounces it the best he has ever eaten.

Meet the team of dedicated Cheshire residents who came together to concoct this historic culinary triumph.

Fun, funny and highly satisfying to presidential scholars and cheese lovers everywhere.

32 pages    978-0374406271   Ages 5-9

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com

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