by James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein, & Joe Sutphin (Penguin Random House) ISBN: 978-1-784-75421-1
Word Of Mouse is an adventurous story of a tiny mouse with a big heart. It offers a new perspective through the eyes of a peculiar blue-furred mouse named Isaiah. Isaiah is young, curious and very fast but unsure of his place in the world. He lives in the horrible Lamina Lab and he and his 96 brothers and sisters have made an escape!
But Isaiah finds himself alone in a stinky sewer pipe. Luckily, he meets a kind, young, caring and beautiful mouse named Mikayla who welcomes him in their mischief of over 200 “normal” mice! Finally, he has a new family and home, but the danger is not over. He meets an unusual human girl and with her help, Isaiah the brave tries to free his mischief. Will they succeed?
I really enjoyed the book and would rate it 5 out of 5. It teaches us that all animals and humans should have equal rights and highlights the importance of family. Out of all the books I have read, this one’s moral lesson is my favourite. I can’t wait for the next book in the series (which I hope will follow).
Janine Kirsten (age 11)