A very special mouse escapes from a lab to find his missing family in this charming story of survival, determination, and the power of friendship.
What makes Isaiah so unique? First, his fur is as blue as the sky -- which until recently was something he'd never seen, but had read all about. That's right: Isaiah can read and write. He can also talk to humans . . . if any of them are willing to listen!
After a dramatic escape from a mysterious laboratory, Isaiah is separated from his "mischief" (which is the word for a mouse family) and has to survive in the dangerous outdoors, and hopefully find his missing family. But in a world of cruel cats, hungry owls, and terrified people, it's hard for a young, lone mouse to make it alone. When he meets an equally unusual and lonely human girl named Hailey, the two soon learn that true friendship can transcend all barriers.
Born and raised in a lab, Isaiah the mouse has blue fur, is well-spoken, and can read and write. When he and his 96 siblings escape from the lab, Isaiah is the only one who eludes capture. After being taken in by a mischief of mice who live in the cellar of the Brophy family home, Isaiah becomes a valuable member of the family, outwitting the family cat and rescuing a mouse caught in a trap, among other exploits. As Isaiah comes to recognize his own skills, courage, and self-worth, he emboldens others, like Mikayla, a mouse with her own unacknowledged talent. Isaiah's friendship with a human girl named Hailey (it's implied that she has albinism) further drives home the novel's themes of celebrating individuality and belief in oneself. Sutphin's detailed line drawings pair perfectly with this sweet tale from the authors behind the Treasure Hunters books and other titles. Reminiscent of Garth Williams's work in Stuart Little, the artwork helps set up Isaiah as a modern-day counterpart to that intrepid mouse. Ages 8 12. Illustrator's agent: Ed Maxwell, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates.
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I was forced to do this
I really don't care, I have to write a review 4 skol so.... Review.
I love it
This is my favorite book of all time! It is definitely worth the 10 dollars. Don't hesitate! Buy it already! At least sample it! What do you have to lose🤗
A Book to Remember
"Word of Mouse" is an original story of a mouse trying to find his family. It's wonderful, creative, and very thrilling. The first time I bought it, it captured my every emotiong just to feel how brave Isaiah really is. He has great friends, a loving family, and wonderful neighbors. Side by side, this book claims to be a classic that everybody can relate to. :)