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Septimouse, Big Cheese!, ill. Valeria Petrone, 978-1903285657
The seventh child of a seventh child has always been regarded as something special in folklore, so when Mr Mouse (himself a seventh son) and Mrs Mouse give birth to a seventh son in Septimouse Supermouse they know they are in for a special time. They are not disappointed – as well as being able to talk to any sort of animal, Septimus is also able to perform magic spells on anyone he chooses. The result: a cheese factory and some surprising friendships!
In Septimouse, Big Cheese! the cheese factory is now up and running and doing well, but what happens when Katie’s dad loses his job? Septimouse comes to the rescue with a new cheese factory, but all does not go according to plan – at least not at first. These amusing and warmly told books will be much enjoyed. The illustrations lend well to the stories which are just the right length for children beginning to tackle reasonably long books on their own.