With the Kids

Curse of the Cheese Pyramid

Today’s storytime with Make and Takes brings us to the book my son and I just finished reading, The Curse of the Cheese Pyramid by Geronimo Stilton. It’s an adventurous chapter book, part of the Geronimo Stilton series.


As I mentioned earlier in my Chapter Book post, my son received this book on CD and had previously listened to it on his own. I wanted to know what it was all about too, so we checked it out from our local library and read it aloud together. It involves a mouse named Geronimo, who owns a newspaper company and travels the world having exciting stories to write about.

To celebrate this book, we made our own Cheese Pyramids. I cut up some cheese squares, ready for building. I just happened to have Swiss cheese too, perfect for the holes that the Cheese Pyramid has in the book.

My son also drew a picture of a cute little mouse, cut it out, and it lived in the pyramid for a time. We also had fun eating our cheese pyramids with crackers at the end of building. It was fun to read together and then celebrate the book with cheese.

If any of you would like to be a Guest Make and Taker, sharing your favorite story and a celebration activity, leave a comment or email me at marie[at]makeandtakes[dot]com.


  1. The inspiration:

    “Cheese is the soul of the soil. It is the purest and most romantic link between humans and the earth.” Pierre Androuet.

    The challenge:

    GK Chesterton: “The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”

    Voila: Tasting to Eternity ( google )

    This book is a poetic view of 30 of the best loved French cheeses with an additional two odes to cheese. Recipes, wine pairing, three short stories and an educational section complete the book.

    A unique and amusing Christmas present for all food lovers


  2. I would also love to be a guest! I didn’t realize some of the activities I do with my son qualify as “storytime” activities until I checked out your blog! I often try to link a book with an activity. I think it gives children a frame of reference. It also probably comes from many years of working with wonderful preschool and kindergarten teachers!

    I just posted about our Not a Box (great book by Antoinette Portis) activity here: http://www.thewritestart.typepad.com. And we recently did a great planting activity to go along with The Carrot Seed that I’m planning on posting about soon.

    By the way, I LOVE your blog. Great ideas, great activities, great inspiration. Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm and know-how!


  3. Tamela – I am sure you do. I will email you with details. Can’t wait to see what crafty goodness you’ve got!

  4. I would love to be a guest, but I don’t know if I have anything worth sharing :)

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