Stilton, Geronimo Alien Escape (Geronimo Stilton Space Mice #1) 128 pgs, Scholastic Inc., 2014. $4.99 Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G
Geronimo Stiltonix's is the captain of a spaceship, he starts
his day with his computer blaring him awake and giving him a cold shower. When
his grandfather comes to visit, the former commander, he informs Geronimo that he needs a
rare element to keep the spaceship going. Geronimo
must find it or risk his ship and lose his captains position to his sister. When
some alien mice give him the compound for free, he is suspicious. As he
investigates, his ship is invaded by a dangerous alien creature. Will Geronimo
and his crew be able to solve both problems?
I really enjoyed this book and its a wonderful start to a series. It has a
ton of well crafted illustrations, tons of text variety with different fonts
and colors, and a ton of cover appeal. I though the story was fun, exciting,
and included tons of great tidbits and side plots which really made the book
immersive. The characters are well developed in a short amount of time and to
be honest, reading this book was sort of like watching a movie –so much fun! Students already love Geronimo and I am sure they will enjoy this new series featuring him in outer space.
EL(K-3) –ADVISABLE Reviewer:
Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.