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Hardcover | 32 Pages | 8.5" x 11"

Say Cheese!

Say Cheese!

By: Brooke Vitale — autograph available

Regular price $14.95 USD
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Every kid loves to search for buried treasure, and Sammy’s no different. When his search reveals his mom’s old digital camera, it soon becomes his most treasured possession. Mom tells Sammy, "Take pictures of what you love," inspiring Sammy to photograph the ways in which Mom shows her love. Join in the fun with Sammy as he explores his world through a new lens and discovers what he really loves most. 

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8.5 x 11 inches

40 pages

Printed in the United States

All Charge Mommy Books are printed in the United States of America

Dedicated to Literacy

10% of net profits donated to literacy initiatives

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Say Cheese Author Read-Along

See the world through a new lens!

Children are amazingly adept at technology, and one of the things they love most is grabbing a phone and taking pictures—of everything!

Parents and children alike will identify with Sammy's love of pointing and clicking to capture the world around him. Perfect for precocious kids who want to capture their own view of the world!


Kids are always curious about the technology their parents grew up with and love discovering and learning about  "found items" from their parents' past. Sammy’s fascination with his “found” digital camera is sure to ring true with children who have turned their own found items into beloved treasures.

Perfect for Mother's Day!

All moms know what it’s like to be the ones behind the scenes: making lunch, folding laundry, and ensuring that everything is perfect for their little ones. A story of the bond between a mother and her son, Say Cheese celebrates the not-so-unseen role moms play in their children’s lives. Perfect to read on Mother's Day, or any time you want to celebrate that parent-child bond!

Readers' Favorite Gives Say Cheese 5 Stars!

"Say Cheese! celebrates the joy of encouraging young children to follow their interests. Brooke Vitale has done a great job relating a simple story but one that will be instantly recognizable to parents of young children. Kids are often intrigued by objects which adults dismiss as useless. I loved the way Sammy's mom gives him the freedom to explore an item that seems fresh and new to him. Many kids may be unfamiliar with an old point-and-shoot camera and may ask their parents or grandparents if they have a camera like this lying around for them to use. The illustrations by GamePak Studio showcase the many emotions that Sammy feels as he goes through his day. They are also filled with lots of fun details to explore. This book will encourage parents and kids to delve into drawers and closets looking for forgotten treasures." —Kristine Zimmerman, Readers' Favorite

About the Author

Brooke Vitale is a children's book editor, author, and proud founder of Charge Mommy Books. Over the course of her 15+ years at top New York publishers, Brooke Vitale has edited thousands of books, including best-selling titles Hide-and-Hug Olaf and Olaf’s Night Before Christmas. Today, Brooke works as a freelance children’s book editor and runs, a website dedicated to helping aspiring authors navigate the publishing and self-publishing industry. Since beginning her freelance career, Brooke has helped more than 1,000 authors achieve their dream of publishing a book.

But Brooke is also a prolific writer in her own right. She has worked with top children’s book publishers including Penguin Random House, Scholastic, HarperCollins, and Disney Book Group to publish more than a hundred books, including The Magic Is in You, The Mandalorian: A Clan of Two, Goonies: An Illustrated Classic. All told, Brooke’s books have sold over 500,000 copies and climbing.

Brooke lives in Connecticut. When she is not writing or editing she can be found playing Charge Mommy in the backyard with her two young sons.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Sweetest Book

This is a beautiful book. It had me crying by the end.


We absolutely love this book. It brought a tear to my eye when I first read it to my kids. It would make a wonderful gift not just for kids but for a mother too.

Katie Petruzziello
A fun, sentimental book!

This is such a fun, sweet story! My kids completely related to Sammy's love for taking photos since they're always stealing my phone to take picture of random objects, people's feet, the cat, etc. I especially enjoyed how the ending of this story was so touching and highlighted the bond between Sammy and his mom.

Karla Clark
Mommy/Son LOVE!

This is a sweet story about a bond between a mom and her son centered around the son’s discovery of his mom’s old camera. My own kids have been enthralled with “old fashioned” items they have discovered—dial phones, old typewriters, even flip phones. But although the story centers around the camera, it’s really about the love between the mom and her son. This book really touched my heart—because every mom wants to be appreciated for all the special things they do for their children. Moms and kids will love this story!

Jennifer Decker
Loved it!

Sammy discovers his mom's old camera and begins to take photos of everything this makes him happy. This story touched my heart and brought back wonderful memories. Think I'll go get some disposable cameras and gift them to my girls to see what they treasure most.