Commander in Cheese Series

The Borrowers meets Ratatouille in this chapter book series about a family of mice who live at the White House! 

If you are a mouse, then you might know about Ava and Dean Squeakerton. They are kind of famous, for mice. That’s because Ava and Dean and the rest of their family live in the White House.

With illustrations by A.G. Ford, this new chapter book series is sure to thrill readers who love tiny details and big fun. Bonus back matter is filled with tons of cool facts about presidents, the White House, and U.S. history.

Use Commander in Cheese in your classroom 

“A frisky adventure not at all weighed down by the timely doses of local history folded in.” ~Kirkus Review

“Illustrations are simple yet not without some charm, adding to the appeal for new readers. The borrowing tendencies of these young mice and their ancestors bring to mind John Peterson’s “The Littles” series.” ~School Library Journal

“This accessible chapter book features large print, a well-paced story, and appealing black-and-white drawings that strike a cheerful tone overall. While this down-to-earth adventure has a twenty-first-century setting, the information in the back matter stretches back to 1789 with portraits of the presidents, a few glimpses of presidential history, and descriptions of inauguration days as well as White House moving days. An easygoing combination of fiction, fact, and fun.” ~Booklist

“Leavitt seamlessly weaves presidential history into her engaging narrative, while Ford’s winning illustrations make the story scamper and squeak to life.” ~Shelf Awareness