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The Old Man Who Loved Cheese [Paperback]

Garrison Keillor , Anne Wilsdorf
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1 Dec 1996
A picture book in verse, about an old man who is addicted to smelly cheese until his family leaves him in protest and a court order bans him from indulging in anything more offensive than immature cheddar.

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber (1 Dec 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571179029
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571179022
  • Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 21.8 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,188,949 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great condition, even better price 22 Feb 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I remember being given this when I was little, and so whilst a friend and I spoke of our love for cheese I decided to re buy it! Delivery was quick, in amazing condition, and the book itself is more than a treat for everyone with it's witty rhymes! A definite for cheese lovers, kids and big kids at heart!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very Funny ! 2 Dec 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book is great for those little boys (or girls) that like "gross" stories. The story, told in a great rhyme, is about a man who eats only cheese in various icky forms, with great adjectives describing the cheeses.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Twist your tounge with this cheesy book! 4 Oct 2001
By Sandi Jones - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Garrison Keillor shows a great sense of humor, great rhythm in this odd tale. Let me first warn you though, read it to yourself first once, before trying to read it aloud to a child. If you are not familiar with gourmet cheeses you will be completely tounge tied. My husband and I both love it, our 4 sons have all loved it, as have any friends who have sat on our couch reading it to their children. The detail in some of the illustrations catches the eye of the slightly more sophisticated readers, while still appealing to the little ones. I would say, for oral reading, due to the number of foreign words that this is for the adult to read to the child.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious! 14 July 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Library Binding
In true Garrison Keillor fashion, this book spins a tale about a man totally obsessed with his love for cheese. Keillor is so good at poetry. I learned how to pronounce many an odd-named cheese from this book. It's got a couple of mildly objectionable lines in it, but otherwise is just perfect. My kids just love this book during our reading time. It's fun to read aloud!
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite children's book, for future foodies everywhere 11 Feb 2014
By Michael - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is one of my favorite children's book, for future foodies everywhere :-)

Garrison Keillor really shows another side to his Prairie Home Companion talent; this book is a gem and stands completely on its own. Funny, pithy, with drawings to make you and the child scream with joy.

AND mentions stinky cheese!
5.0 out of 5 stars On my third copy! 1 Mar 2013
By Tara - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I bought this book for my sons almost 15 years ago - it was an absolute favorite, one they still talk about. Then , I bought as a birthday gift maybe 5 years ago for a little cousin, and recently made this purchase for another new 5 year old in the family! We all love this book, it's very fun to read aloud. Adults may see some similarities to an adult issue, the kids will not see it (you'll know when you read it, and you'll appreciate the cleverness of the author for it)
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