Children’s Book: Chihuahuas Like Cheese by Janice Kingsbury, Illustrated by:Rachael Mahaffey

Back in April I had the pleasure of reviewing the adorable book: Lexi Goes On Vacation to the Outer Banks by Janice  Kingsbury, and today it is once again a pleasure to be featuring (and giving away!) another book by Janice.  Today, I proudly present to you:

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What I LOVE about Janice’s  books:

1) They ALWAYS convey multiple lessons

2) They promote Pet Adoption!

3) Her books show us just how special rescue dogs are!

Janice Kingsbury is a life-long Sheltie lover, (and while Shelties are not the “stars” of this book as they were in Lexi’s book, there are some adorable illustrations of them, and other GORGEOUS illustrations, all done by the talented Rachael Mahaffey.)

Bogie is a REAL Dog!!

Bogie lives with his family part-time in Mt.Laurel, NJ and part time in Duck, NC. He was rescued from a high-kill shelter in South Carolina by Burlington County Animal Alliance. The other dogs in the family, Beau, Lexi, Beemer, Jack and Hanna are also rescue dogs.  (Chihuahuas Like Cheese is dedicated to the memory of Beau, who was rescued from a puppy mill and who became the “most loyal friend Janice had ever known.”).

About The Author:

Janice is a former teacher and school psychologist with a passion for providing enjoyable fiction for kids

She received her undergraduate degree in education from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. She received graduate degrees from Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, in Counseling, School Psychology, and administration/supervision. 

Janice also rescues and fosters dogs. Janice has lived in New Jersey most of her life, but has vacationed in the Outer Banks for the past 10 years. She and her husband fell in love the friendly seashore town of Duck. They loved the wildlife and the leash-free beaches.


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Many people vacationing on the beaches of the Outer Banks unknowingly encouraged Janice to write her first book. Their friendliness, questions, and interest in her rescue dogs often prompted her to tell stories, much like the one in her first book. Often her walks on the beach spans into hours as people approach the family to chat and play with the dogs. The friendly environment reminds Janice of younger years when families knew each other and played together.

Looking for a great bedtime, school story-time or ANYTIME read that will encourage discussion? This is YOUR book!  Chihuahuas Like Cheese would also be a great “beach-read” on a lazy afternoon! Grab the kids, cuddle on a blanket, grab a piece of cheese, (of course!), and fall in love with brave little Bogie!!

 The kids will learn valuable lessons such as:

Size doesn’t make you a big cheese

There is ALWAYS more cheese

There is always SOMEONE who WANTS your cheese

Give some cheese back to others

Do what you do best and the rest will work out


Dakota and I give Chihuahuas Like Cheese 4-PAWS UP!!


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  • Paperback: 54 pages
  • Publisher: outerbooks Publishing LLC; 1 edition (April 23, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 069237891X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0692378915


Janice has generously offered to give FOUR OF OUR READERS (who reside in the U.S., my apologies to our International readers),  a copy  of Chihuahuas Like Cheese.  (A $12.99 value).

Entering is easy! Just please leave a comment that CLEARLY STATES THAT YOU ARE ENTERING TO WIN A COPY OF THE BOOK.

The give-away is open NOW and will end at 5pm on Thursday, August 13th. The lucky winners will be announced on or around Friday, August 14th.


  1. the illustrations are wonderful…it was great to watch the video and I bet the book is a “must have” … even small dogs can be big guys :o)

    • Thanks to everyone who has posted so far. Great comments. I hope everyone will enjoy the book.

  2. Melissa Suratt says:

    I would like to enter your contest for a free copy of your books. Thanks

  3. Aw sounds like a cute booK!
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  4. Oh I agree I love cheese , I want to learn how to get more cheese,maybe the book will teach me!

  5. Two French Bulldogs says:

    What a fun book especially cause it’s a learning book
    Lily & Edward

  6. Please enter ChazztheDog and I for a chance to win a copy of da book nout lil doggie dat lubs cheese. Me and mama boff love cheese and nice stories. Thank you
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  7. That sounds like a wonderful book! Maybe we can get it soon!!

  8. Peggy says:

    Janice is the best ever! She is such a kind person and an amazing writer!!!!! I am buying a book Janice but you must promise to sign! Love you girl!!

  9. What a neat story!
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  10. Emily Ducatte says:

    I would like to enter this to win for my son.
    He loves dogs and chrese! Lol

  11. Sounds like a fun book I enjoyed the vid too, love the name Bogie LOL

    have a cheeseytastic weekend 🙂
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  12. Oh wow, that looks like a great book.
    The key words I noticed here were, ‘even though he thinks and acts like a big dog’ yep – that’s chihuahuas!
    Lynne x
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  13. I would love to enter the giveaway and read the book. Sounds wonderful and I’m glad to know there’s always more cheese!
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  14. What a cute title!

  15. Shelley P says:

    What a cute and great book! My Chihuahuas love cheese too 🙂 And they are rescues. I would love to win this book especially because it promotes adoption. I think every library should have books that show children how great adoption is on their shelves – just like this one 🙂

  16. What a sweet book!

  17. david horwat says:

    chihuahuas like cheese is my favorite book of all time i read it over and over we have vacationed in the house behind janice and the pack for over 20 years my family and i have the pleasure of knowing janice mark and the pack personally my kids ( now in their 20’s ) grew up with rascal and mark a better book for both children and adults cannot be found

    • Dakota says:

      Thank you for sharing that David! That is so cool that you vacationed right by Janice. She seems like a delightful woman! Thank you again!

  18. i would love to win this book! it looks like a great little story.
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