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We’re big into reading at our house and my kiddos LOVE to discover new books. You can imagine that they were SUPER excited when Word of Mouse showed up at our doorstep! My 4th grader dove right in and read it in just a few days – she couldn’t put it down! She’s been telling everyone, “You need to need this book, it’s really good!”
My kiddos always get books as gifts at Christmas, so if you’re the same way and looking for new books to give, this is a great option!
WORD OF MOUSE by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
It’s an illustrated middle grade (think ages 8-12, and I LOVE that there are books focused on this age group) story that follows the illuminating journey of a very special mouse, and the unexpected friendships that he makes along the way:
What makes Isaiah so unique? First, his fur is as blue as the sky—which until recently was something he’d never seen, but had read all about. That’s right—Isaiah can read, and write. He can also talk to humans…if any of them are willing to listen! After a dramatic escape from a mysterious laboratory, Isaiah is separated from his “mischief” (which is the word for a mouse family), and has to use his special skills to survive in the dangerous outdoors, and hopefully find his missing family. But in a world of cruel cats, hungry owls, and terrified people, it’s hard for a young, lone mouse to make it alone. When he meets an equally unusual and lonely human girl named Hailey, the two soon learn that true friendship can transcend all barriers.
I love that the chapter titles are inspirational quotes, and it was fun picking out our favorites – my 10 year old LOVES quotes, so this is right up her alley!
Words to Live By
Do you have a favorite? I love “Our brightest blazes are often kindled by unexpected sparks” – isn’t that a good one?!
About James Patterson
James Patterson received the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community at the 2015 National Book Awards. A tireless champion of the power of books and reading, he has created a new children’s book imprint, JIMMY Patterson, whose mission is simple: “We want every kid who finishes a JIMMY Book to say, ‘PLEASE GIVE ME ANOTHER BOOK.’”
And yep, this is a GIVEAWAY!!! One winner receives a copy of Word of Mouse and a $50 Visa gift card. Wahoo!! US addresses only. Prizing provided by JIMMY Patterson Books. Enter via the Rafflecopter below:
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