Word of Mouse

By James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein

Hi! Do you like mice? If you do, well, then this book’s just right for you! This book is all about mice.

The main character is a mouse named Isaiah. He loses his family. This book is about his adventures when he goes to find his family. It all starts out when a crack was open in the door in the house he lived in. He and his brothers and sisters scurried out through the crack in the door. He went in the opposite direction and the owners of the house went and got the rest of the family. They caught every single mouse – except Isaiah. But he kept running because he knew they would catch up with him soon.

Isaiah lived in garbage cans while he waited to make plans to find his family. One day, he went out for a walk. He met a cat along the way. The cat played “cat and mouse” with him. “Cat and mouse” is a game where the cat bounces the mouse against a wall that’s nearby. It bounces the mouse as many times as it wants, and then the cat eats the mouse. Except Isaiah ran away after the third time of “cat and mouse.” He saw a beautiful girl mouse singing. Isaiah didn’t know this, but girls weren’t supposed to sing. Isaiah hid behind a tree. As soon as the song was over, he popped out and said, “Good job! That was excellent!” The girl mouse said, “You weren’t supposed to hear me singing.” Isaiah said, “I’m Isaiah. Who are you?” The girl mouse said, “I’m Mikayla,” and then she walked away. Isaiah followed her.

Then, Mikayla introduced him to the rest of her family. Isaiah and his family were very unusual mice, for they had different talents and they were different colors. For example, Isaiah could read and talk like no other mouse could and could understand human words. And, Isaiah was blue. He told Mikayla’s family about his own family.

He started to hunt for food with Mikayla’s family. One day, he told them about his family being trapped. They made a plan to get his family back. Will the plan work? Or will Isaiah’s family be trapped in their crates and boxes forever? As I always say, read the book to find out!

I recommend this book to anyone who loves an adventure, loves mice, doesn’t think it’s weird that humans help mice, and loves mice with special talents. If you don’t like any of those things, I warn you, don’t read this book!

A few helpful things I like to say about the books I read:

“Run and Get Mom” (how I describe the scariness factor):
This book did not have any scary parts as far as I am concerned. But you might think it’s a little scary.

“Yucky-Lovey Stuff” (how I describe the romance factor):
There is no yucky-lovey stuff in this book.


I give this book 3 wands.
There was too much stuff happening at once. Sometimes that made it a little confusing.