Supermouse and the Volcano of Doom by H. N. Tahl, illustrated by Mark Chambers, Tiger Tales, 2022. 9781680102826
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5
Format: Hardcover interactive picture book
What did you like about the book? Peter, a mouse, becomes a superhero when there is a need and sometimes the need is great. He saves a mouse tumbling from a ladder, he rescues a kite stuck up in a tree, he saves a mouse about to plunge into a manhole on its bike, and a baby mouse from a rolling stroller. But a new disaster will be his biggest yet: Mount Fondue is about to erupt and Peter needs help. When he attempts to confront the eruption on his own, he becomes engulfed in a sea of hot fondue! The tide turns when Inflato-Girl steps in along with Speed Eater and Daring Digger. The League of Remarkable Rodents saves the day! and the city. Brightly-illustrated two-page spreads, filled with peek-throughs and lift-the-flaps, enhance this story of daring-do.
Anything you did not like about the book? No.
To whom would you recommend this book? Children who like superheroes, lift-the-flap and simple mysteries with not-so-scary villains would like this book.
Who should buy this book? Public libraries and child-care centers
Where would you shelve it? Picture books
Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No.
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Retired Librarian, Contributor, Youth Services Book Review
Date of Review: July 31,2022
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