07. October 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Angie, Children's Books, Fantasy, Fiction

Mousemobile: When Mice Hit the Road by Prudence Breitrose, 288 pages, read by Angie, on 10/06/2013

Mousemobile is the follow up to Prudence Breitrose’s Mousenet. In this installment, Megan and Joey and Jake and Fred are still the only humans who know about the evolution of the mouse nation. They are working diligently with their mouse partners to create thumbtops and save the planet. Unexpectedly, they are called to a meeting with the Big Cheese in mouse headquarters. It seems the Mouse Nation is under attack and drastic measures have to be taken. What measures? Why a giant, gas-guzzling RV of course! Megan and Uncle Fred rescue the mice at mouse HQ and start a cross-country journey with an RV with 2445 mice in an RV. They are pursued by a stranger in a green truck and worried about a spy in their midst. There are car chases, near misses, espionage and strange anti-climate change cults in the woods. Of course everything is going to work out fine. Perpetrators will be caught, minds will be changed and mouse will move.

I actually liked this book a bit more than the first one. While the premise is still pretty silly, I do appreciate a road trip book. Just picturing this giant RV with mice all over it made me smile. Even with the silliness, there is still the message about climate change that comes through loud and clear. I think there are more adventures to come in this story as Mouse HQ is now located at the thumbtop factory and everyone is in one place.

I received an advanced copy of this book from Netgalley.com.

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