This book is an easy read at just 94 pages long and large font 😊. It is an amusing story about four characters, Hem and Haw (little people) and Sniff and Scurry (mice), who live in a maze and look for cheese to nourish them and make them happy. Cheese is a metaphor for what you want to have in life (whether it is a good job, a loving relationship, wealth, health etc) and the maze is where you look for what you want (the place you live, where you work and who you surround yourself with).
Each day Hem, Haw, Sniff and Scurry put on their jogging suits and running shoes, leave their little homes, and race out into the maze looking for their favourite cheese. However, the characters are faced with unexpected change in their search for cheese.
The key learnings are:
- Change happens (they keep moving the cheese)
- Anticipate change (get ready for the cheese to move)
- Monitor change (smell the cheese often so you know when it is getting old)
- Adapt to change quickly (the quicker you let go of old cheese, the sooner you can enjoy new cheese)
- Change (move with the cheese)
- Enjoy change (savor the adventure and enjoy the taste of new cheese)
- Be ready to change quickly and enjoy it again and again (they keep moving the cheese).
This is a fun story which makes you laugh at the similarities in your own behaviour with those of the characters and consider how you can be successful in dealing with change.