Mac and Cheese are best friends. When they are together, they get along really well.

But when Cheese starts cutting up and showing off, he really grates on Mac's nerves. Eventually, Cheese realizes he doesn't have to be the "Big Cheese" — and that being his warm self is the best way to be.

Includes a Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Educators.

About the Author

Michael Genhart, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in San Francisco and Mill Valley, California. He lives with his family in Marin County.

He received his BA in psychology from the University of California, San Diego and his PhD in clinical and community psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park.

He is the author of several picture books including: Ouch! Moments: When Words Are Used in Hurtful Ways (2016), So Many Smarts! (2017), Peanut Butter & Jellyous (2017), Cake & I Scream! (2017), and I See You (2017), all from Magination Press, as well as Yes We Are! (Little Pickle Press, 2018).

About the Illustrator

Steve Mack grew up a prairie boy on Canada's Great Plains and has drawn for as long as he can remember. His first lessons in art were taught to him by watching his grandfather do paint-by-numbers at the summer cottage. He has worked for greeting card companies and has illustrated several books.

Steve lives in a beautiful valley in a turn-of-the-century farmhouse with his wife and two children.

Reviews & Awards

Mac & Geeeez!, Cake & I Scream!, and Peanut Butter & Jellyous
Children will relate to strong and memorable characters that jump off the pages, identify with their friendship problems and learn some new strategies for coping. The characters deal with their own issues and do their own problem solving in all three stories — no adults involved...This series will be a winning one with children.
—Children's Books Heal