Does every girl have a little "big cheese" in her? Louise Cheese certainly does. She would love for her mother and father to be famous and important; she would love even more to be a Big Cheese. Louise dreams of stardom—lots of fuss, the limelight, the red carpet—and she finally gets her chance when her teacher announces a casting call for the role of Cinderella in the school play. After her best friend Fern gets the part instead, Louise decides she's never going to speak to her again. But when Fern needs her most, Louise finally understands that being the star isn't as important as being a friend. The life of a would-be diva has many ups and downs in this tale for readers 4 to 8 from Elise Primavera and Caldecott Honoree Diane Goode.
"Louise makes a splash as a girl who knows what she wants (stardom!) and sees the future (Broadway!), but can also deal with reality.... Cue applause."—Booklist
"A protagonist with whom many a mini-diva will be able to identify from page one. Goode's liquid lines and sympathetic characters give the text the pop it deserves. Charming from endpapers to endpapers."—Kirkus Reviews