Friday, September 7, 2018
BOOK REVIEW: THE MOUSE WITH THE QUESTION MARK TAIL
For ages 8-12
The tiniest mouse in the Royal Mews is such a mystery he doesn’t even know his own name! He scampers off on a epic adventure in and around Buckingham Palace with a plan to seek the advice of Queen Victoria. The exhilarating journey takes him to strange and wonderful places, but will it help him discover who he is and where he came from? This delightful follow-up to the acclaimed Secrets at Sea from Newbery Medal winner Richard Peck is full of laughs, surprises and excitement.
The story, while certainly cute and adventurous, fell kind of flat. There are simply so many mouse stories out there, and this one just didn't stand out. Nothing wrong with it. Just wasn't anything special, in my opinion. And the ending was too predictable.