Leavitt, Lindsey The Oval Office Escape (Commander in Cheese #2) 65 pgs. Random House, 2016. $4.99. Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G
In these continuing adventures of Ava and Dean Squeakerton, the mice silbings that live in the White House, they must face off with Presidents beloved cat, Clover. The mice are worried that having a cat in the white house again will change everything and many lives will be lost. Will the siblings find a way to work around the cat or will they end up as cat food?
I enjoyed this read as the young mice find out that appearances can be deceiving. I think these books will always be popular in the fall as elections come up, perfect timing for the coming Presidential elections. They are adorable and students will love to imagine how they would navigate as mice. The illustrations make the book longer but allow for easier comprehension for younger readers, perfect for 1-2 graders. Lots of cover appeal as well!
EL (K-3) – ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.