The Adventures of Henry Whiskers – Gigi Priebe, illustrated by Daniel Duncan

     The Adventures of Henry Whiskers – Gigi Priebe, illustrated by Daniel Duncan, Aladdin, (9781481465748), 2017

Format: Paperback

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre:  animal fiction

What did you like about the book? Henry is a little mouse and the 25th of a long line of Henry Whiskers who live in Queen Mary’s miniature doll house in Windsor Castle.   This doll house is amazing in that everything actually works.  There is running water, electricity, real books in the bookcase and even real wine in the wine bottles.  Henry loves to spend hours reading in the doll house library, but he is also very aware of his duties in caring for his family.  Henry’s father had died rescuing a mother mouse and her children when Henry was young.  In this adventure, Henry’s little sister goes missing when the items of the dollhouse are removed for cleaning.  Henry and his best friend Jeremy set off to rescue Isabel using one of the dollhouse’s working cars and run afoul of some mean rats.  Can they rescue Isabel and get back in time for the Whiskers’ Annual  Mouse Masquerade, the one day a year when they open the dollhouse to all their mice friends? This is a fun adventure story that is complemented with the line drawings at the beginning of each chapter.  Readers will be eagerly awaiting Henry’s next adventure.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No

To whom would you recommend this book?   Children who enjoy the Geronimo Stilton and Thea Stilton series will enjoy this one.  Share it with readers who liked Beverly Cleary’s The Mouse on the Motorcycle.

Who should buy this book?  Public Libraries and elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it? Fiction

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles?   No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review:  7/23/17             


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