Thursday, 15 August 2013

Mouse in Space!

Mouse in Space! by Geronimo Stilton (Scholastic Press)
PB RRP $12.99
ISBN 978-0-545-48191-5
Reviewed by Jenny Heslop

A wave of burglaries has swept over Mouse City and frightened mice are turning to Safe Squeak antitheft systems to protect themselves. Unfortunately, as Geronimo Stilton, editor of The Rodent’s Gazette discovers, these security camera are creating an even bigger danger to Mouse City and its rodents.

Once again, it is up to Stilton to join forces with Kornelius von Kickpaw, 00K, secret agent for the government of Mouse Island, and the beautiful and charming 00V, to save their city from the evil Dr Wicked. This time Geronimo’s tasks involve intensive astronaut training and then a fur-raising shuttle flight to outer space. Geronimo is not sure if he is up for this mission.

The Geronimo Stilton series is a great series for the lower to mid primary ages. Full of colour illustrations, jokes, word play and danger, and sprinkled with fabulous spy gadgets and facts about space, Mouse in Space is a fun addition to the series.

Mouse in Space is an entertaining read and will appeal to both boys and girls. There is also plenty of variety to keep readers engaged within the wider series – from books narrated by Geronimo or his sister Thea, to their caveman ancestors, and also a fantasy series and graphic novels.

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