Wednesday, 6 August 2014

The Hunt for the Golden Book

The Hunt for the Golden Book by Geronimo Stilton (Scholastic Inc)
HB RRP $15.99
ISBN 978-0 545-64649-9
Reviewed by Jenny Heslop

Geronimo Stilton is the editor of The Rodent's Gazette in New Mouse City. He loves his job, but what he loves even more is writing adventure stories. Unfortunately, when it comes to the crunch, he is a bit of a scaredy-mouse but luckily he always has plenty of friends and family to help out.
In The Hunt for the Golden Book, Geronimo's passions collide when Grandfather William decides there needs to be a huge party to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Geronimo's first published book. And furthermore, Grandfather William wants Geronimo to write a new book especially for the occasion.
As with Geronimo's previous adventures, this does not turn out to be as simple as it may seem and soon Geronimo and his friends are racing across the country to recover a laptop and discover a saboteur.
In this special hardcover edition is a bonus story. A mini mystery called The Lake Monster. In this story Geronimo, with the help of Thea, Benjamin, Bugsy and the delightful Petunia Pretty Paws, is on the hunt for a photo of the Lake Monster for his newspaper. He must out scoop his number one enemy Sally Ratmousen, editor of the Daily Rat.
Geronimo discovers there is something decidedly fishy going on in the lake and clues left in many chapters mean readers can be involved in solving this mystery.
As always Geronimo Stilton books are an amusing read. Colourful pictures and text, short chapters, hidden clues, and lots of crazy word play and slapstick comedy make this series a great one for reluctant readers and younger readers who want a bit of light relief. It’s a book they can read quickly and have fun with. There are so many to choose from as well, in many different variations: Thea Stilton books, Cavemice, the fantasy series and the newly released Spacemice.

Suitable for six year olds and older there is a book for every taste.

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