Item description for Who Moved My Cheese? For Teens by Spencer Johnson...
Overview The author of Who Moved My Cheese relates an amusing and entertaining parable intended to help teens not only cope with--but embrace--unexpected change, from college decisions and dating to dealing with parents and peer pressure.
Publishers Description Help a teen you know deal with the changes in his or her life with the book that has helped so many others.
?Cheese? is a metaphor for what you want in life and the book gives teens a fun vocabulary and way to understand change and move forward in their lives.
Citations And Professional Reviews Who Moved My Cheese? For Teens by Spencer Johnson has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 09/30/2002
PW Notes and Reprints - 09/30/2002 page 74
Booklist - 12/01/2002 page 654
School Library Journal - 01/01/2003 page 163
Voice of Youth Advocates - 02/01/2003 page 494
Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2002 page 101
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2003 page 101
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Studio: Putnam Juvenile
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.65" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Oct 28, 2002
Publisher Putnam Juvenile
ISBN 0399240071 ISBN13 9780399240072
Availability 0 units.
More About Spencer Johnson
Spencer Johnson, M.D., is the originator of The One Minute Manager System (TM) and co-author of The New York Times bestsellers The One Minute Manager (R), The One Minute Sales Person, and One Minute for Myself. His other bestsellers include Who Moved My Cheese?; The Precious Present; and Yes or No: The Guide to Better Decisions.
He has written more than two dozen books dealing with medicine and the behavioral sciences, and has millions of copies of his books in print in twenty-six languages, including the popular children's book series ValueTales (TM).
Dr. Johnson received a B.A. degree in psychology from the University of Southern California, an M.D. from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and medical clerkships at Harvard Medical School and the Mayo Clinic. He lives with his family in Hawaii.
Reviews - What do customers think about Who Moved My Cheese? For Teens?
Great book, understandable and applicable Jan 17, 2006
As an English teacher, I was looking for a good nonfiction book to assign to my 10th grade students. I'm very happy I found this book! The allegory used and the lessons taught are fantastic for high school students. I would recommend this for students of all backgrounds in all situations. There is always something to be learned.
A good, pratical book for teens. Feb 26, 2005
This was a good, pratical book for teens. It deals with the subject of change and how to adapt to it. This book has helped both adults with marrige problems and teenagers with breakups. It has been called "simple" or "pointless" when really it is not. Just because the advice is not spelled-out does not make it useless. In fact, thats what makes it so great-anyone can apply the exelent advice to their current problem or situation. No teen wants to sit down with a heavy book aboout "goal-banks" "paradigms" such as THE SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEENS. Having been forced to read the thing myself when I was a teen, I must say I found the whole thing rather unenjoyable and tedious. If I had been handed this helpful book with enojoyable characters, and real-life situations and discustions, well, lets just say it would save me a lot of trouble and tears.
Who Moved My Cheese? Jul 26, 2004
One of my most vivid memories of junior high is of a banner-length sign over the chalkboard of the room where I had English. It read: "Nothing is as constant as change." Like someone in junior high needed to be told that. The problem was: No one ever told us how to deal with change. Were we supposed to fight it? Accept that we couldn't do anything about it? If you can get past the incredibly, um, cheesy premise of the latest incarnation of the popular yet controversial WHO MOVED MY CHEESE books, there might be a few answers in store for you. Maybe.
The book uses a metaphor of mice, cheese and a maze to try to help its readers realize that life's changes are inevitable and, in order to get what we desire most (the cheese), we have to be unafraid to change and make choices that will get us closer to the "cheese." Unfortunately, the book wavers between making the metaphor too hazy and beating the reader over the head with it. The opening conversation between the human characters is contrived and unrealistic, a deterrent to reading the story itself. The human characters act, at the end of the story, as though they've been through some life-altering experience. Even though the message is important, the reader can't help but laugh at the "Full House" styled ending. If you're looking to learn a little about life and how to make yours into what you want, I'd recommend the much more readable THE SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEENS by Sean Covey.
--- Reviewed by Carlie Kraft
Who Moved My Cheese? is a really great book! Dec 29, 2003
Who Moved My Cheese? is a really great book for teens to read. It teaches them how accept a change and move on with their lives and not to stay the same.
Who Moved My Cheese? Dec 4, 2003
Who Moved My Cheese? By: Anthony Calabrese
I read the book Who Moved My Cheese? The book is by Spencer Johnson. The story takes place a long time ago in a cheese maze. The story is about 2 little tiny people and 2 mice. The two people get their cheese stolen. One thinks if he yells its not fair that it will just come back on its own. The other one is right because he thinks if goes and explores, he will find new cheese. It turns out the cheese wasn't stolen but it ran out because they took advantage of their amount. Their plot is that they want to find their cheese so they wont starve. The theme in this story is no matter how much you moan, that the thing that went missing wont just turn up. You have to go and find more. Life Goes On!