Word of Mouse
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Word of Mouse


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.

Title:Word of Mouse
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages

    Word of Mouse Reviews

  • Josh Newhouse
    Jul 28, 2016

    Chris and James have done it again! This book I will admit started a little slow oddly enough despite a decent amount of action but once Isaiah reached his new mischief it hit the pedal to the metal! ...

  • Michele
    Jul 31, 2016

    I received a free copy of this book at ALA from the publisher. loved it! fantastic story and art about a talking mouse, his mischief (family) and adventures. stealing mice aside, it has good morals an...

  • Snazzy Reads
    Aug 29, 2016

    This book is amazing and one of the best books I've ever read. It's very funny. The part when the main character first started typing made me laugh out loud. I want to reread this already!...

  • AchapterofChloe
    Jan 08, 2017

    I received this book for Christmas and I had no idea that it existed. My relatives picked it for me as they thought the premise looked interesting.This book is about a little blue and unique mouse cal...

  • Kim
    Dec 01, 2016

    This book was provided to me as an advance reader copy by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.What makes Isaiah so unique? First, his fur is as blue as the sky--which until recently was som...

  • Ann Valdez
    Nov 23, 2016

    This is such a superb book, and it kept getting better with the turn of every page. Isaiah the mouse and his huge family live in a lab. They are experimented on and this contributes to Isaiah's superi...

  • Victoria
    Oct 25, 2016

    This book will be published in December; I received an ARC a couple of days ago. Chris Grabenstein has done another excellent job of creating a world for kids AND adults. And mice, of course. I look f...

  • Austin Brooks
    Dec 30, 2016

    Honestly, I was about to give up on this book, but I am glad I did not. 3.5 stars rounded to 4. Not for those lactose intolerant, as we got some major cheese here!My advice to readers for this book is...

  • Michelle
    Jan 08, 2017

    What a wonderful book!It is awesome to think of animals as having feelings and doing things like survive the same way as we do.By giving them voices we can understand and know why and what they are do...

  • Nicola Mansfield
    Dec 12, 2016

    James Patterson's name may be blazing on the cover and spine but it is because of the co-author, Chris Grabenstein, that I picked up this book. It's a truly delightful animal fantasy with themes of be...