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Words (and lessons!) to Live By: Word of Mouse
I have always had a thing for mice. Seriously. I actually collect them. My grandmother and I shared a love for them, and of course that same love was passed down to my daughter. We just love cute little things and mice happen to be cute and little!
We also love words. Hoard them in fact, especially quotes. And…combine the two: a smart and bright little mouse who has a knack for sharing his big hearted view of the world in wonderful quotes and it’s no shocker that we were thrilled at the chance to review this new book called Word of Mouse by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein.
James Patterson’s newest illustrated middle grade story 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.
Where to purchase?
Here is a list of all of the places that you can purchase Word of Mouse. I honestly think this would be such a fantastic gift for a child. Full of adventure but even more than that, full of words that matter. Uplifting phrases and so many wonderful thoughts and inspiring insights into the littlest of things.
Why we love this book?
Aside from our love of mice, books and words… we also love how this story was told. Very unique but captivating with a story that you just don’t want to put down. The illustrations are fantastic and this is the type of book that really encourages a love for reading. I asked my daughter to pick her favorite quote from the book (there are lots of quotes!) and she picked “Leave No Mouse Behind” because she said that’s what friends do… they don’t leave each other behind. Such a simple answer but I’ll take it. I love that message and I love that it was a message that she picked up on.
Who is this book for?
The recommended reading is for children ages 8 to 10 but I have to tell you, it’s for moms too! I really loved reading this with my daughter.
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.’”
Keep up with all of the excitement and Jimmy Patterson Books happens on the James Patterson Website!
And now for the VERY best part… ONE lucky She Saved reader (US Only please and sorry) will win a copy of The Word of Mouse along with a $50 Visa Gift Card!
I will leave this giveaway open until December 31st, 2016 … once closed, I will select one winner who will have 48 hours to contact me to claim their prize! GOOD LUCK!!
The creative and frugal mind behind She Saved for almost 12 years now, Keri Lyn shares her adventures in parenting along with her love for family travel, country living and brand marketing. A self-proclaimed “brand loyalist”, Keri Lyn is known for her strong and enthusiastic voice when it comes to the products and brands that she loves. Passionate about family and the challenge of raising good humans (through the teen years, no less!) Keri Lyn has also served as a brand ambassador to many brands including her time as a Hilton Mom Voyage travel writer and currently an O Mag Insider for O, The Oprah Magazine and the 2019 recipient the O-verall Contribution O-ward.