WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? for Kids – An A-Mazing Way to change and win!

Published by Julie Anne Byrne on

In May 2003 Spencer John along with Christian Johnson wrote Who moved my cheese? for kids. Dr Johnson adapted his original story for the younger audience in picture book format so that young children would view change as a positive thing that can lead to new opportunities in life.

WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? for Kids – Brief Synopsis

I believe this addition to the original version carries as much weight if not more, given our young are the future and can be impressed from an early age on how to live their lives without the fear of change.

The junior readers enjoy following the story of the four little characters, Sniff, Scurry, Hem and Haw, who make their way through a maze looking for the “Magical Cheese” that makes them happy.

And once they find the Cheese, it seems like it will last forever-until one morning everything changes. Who moved their Cheese? Will it come back? Or will they have to look for different Cheese, venturing onto strange paths, around corners they’ve never explored?

As children follow these friends through the maze of change, they can try to figure out which character they’re most like-or which they most admire-and what their own Magical Cheese might be.

Who Moved My Cheese Book Review

Title: Who Moved My Cheese? for Kids – An A-Mazing Way to change and win!

Author: Dr. Spencer Johnson

Purchase: Amazon

Hardcover: $11.99

Age Range: 4 – 8 years

About the Author

Spencer Johnson, M.D., is the originator of The One Minute Manager System ™ and co-author of The New York Times bestsellers The One Minute Manager ®, 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 ™.

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 clerkship at Harvard Medical School and the Mayo Clinic. He lives with his family in Hawaii. [Source: Amazon]

Book Praise

A Note to Parents: Many of the millions of people all around the world who have read Who Moved My Cheese? say the same thing: They wish they had known “The Cheese Story” when they were younger. Wouldn’t it be great if, as kids, we had known how to deal with change–and win!

This story really can help kids change and win!

Your family may be experiencing many kinds of change. But whatever it is, we hope your children will enjoy this kids’ edition of the story, which has been created especially for them, and that you will all find your own New Cheese–and enjoy it!

[Source: Book Depository]

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Julie Anne Byrne

Hello, I am Julie Anne Byrne, and this is my blog website.  You can read more on my story in the About Me section above. I hope you enjoy your time visiting my site and reading my blogs and that you find them interesting. Please feel free to leave a comment on any post and I will respond. While I like to think the main purpose of this website is to share information, ideas and tips on living a positive and happy life it will also feature a section on My Recommendations and things I have come across or books of interest that I have read. I hope that communicating together we can combine our thoughts on how the journey through this wonderful experience called life can best be achieved.


Temidayo · October 30, 2019 at 9:58 pm

In my opinion everyone should read this book. You have created a great content here. 

This is a book for life! 

Raising my kids with the mindset of a winner will be a great for their future. As it is written, give a man a fish and he will come again for more but teach him to fish and a generation would have been fed. 

Who Moved my Cheese for Kids is priceless. 

Every parent or guardian should get one. I wish I knew this story while I was much younger. 

Thank you so much for providing a link to purchase it. I don’t know if I’m the only one seeing this. 

This is really a great book with great story.

    Julie Anne Byrne · October 31, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    Thanks so glad you enjoyed my review.  

    You are not wrong, this book and the lessons within are priceless, and absolutely children will identify and absorb the meanings probably easier than adults as they’re not yet conditioned to the adult world. 

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. All the best, Julie Anne 

JJ · October 30, 2019 at 9:58 pm

I read “Who moved my cheese” several years ago and was inspired by the lessons delivered in such an entertaining way. 

I too wished I had read it at a younger age and so I am going to get a copy for my granddaughter who loves to sit around and talk whenever she comes over. 

Delivering the message to kids is such a great idea. Thanks for the review

    Julie Anne Byrne · October 31, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Hi JJ you are most welcome, I think the more kids read this book the better, they will certainly understand the great message within.  

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, Julie Anne 

riverdogg · October 30, 2019 at 9:59 pm

Interesting, as I mentioned in your other article I’ve read the book Who Moved My Cheese but I had no idea the author ever wrote a children’s version, Who Moved My Cheese for Kids. 

I might pick a copy of this book up for my 9 year old cousin, I think he would get some value from it even though he might be a little old for popup books. 

Thanks for the write up on Who Moved My Cheese, good stuff.

    Julie Anne Byrne · October 31, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Thanks Riverdogg for your lovely comment, I believe there is a “tween” version available which I hope to get for my 12yr old son, he’s starting secondary school next year so I think it would be perfect for him to read as he goes through that change.  

    All the best to you and hope your cousin enjoys the book! Julie Anne 

Aly · October 30, 2019 at 10:03 pm

Wow, this is great. 

Even though this version for kids has been out for a while (15 years!!), I wasn’t aware of it. 

The original is a thought provoking story and it does make sense that exposing kids to the ideas in the book at a younger age can help them to understand and cope with the inevitable change they will see in their lifetime. 

Thanks for sharing this version!

    Julie Anne Byrne · October 31, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Most welcome Aly glad you liked the review, once you have read this book it’s so easy to see how others especially our younger generations can benefit from reading and understanding the messages within. 

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and commenting, much appreciated, Julie Anne 

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