Friday, December 9, 2016

The Adventures of Henry Whiskers by Gigi Priebe, Daniel Duncan

Henry Whiskers is the oldest child in his family and he takes his duties seriously.  He has to watch his little sister carefully; she's an explorer.  The mouse city is under the floorboards and no one except Titus (the cat) knows they live there.  Part of Henry's job is to keep the dollhouse on display clean and well kept, just like his father did.  He does a good job at that but he also finds himself reading in the comfortable library chair and sometimes he falls asleep.  He's almost been caught so he tries not to do that.

Aladdin and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published January 3rd.

This is a wonderful tale for a middle grader.  Isabel gets in trouble and Harry has to save her.  He gets his friend to help him, they almost get caught by the cat and by rats, they steal a car to get Isabel back home and they have adventures that almost make you hold your breath!  Can you imagine being wrapped up in a carpet?

There's much excitement, lots of challenges and fast action through out the story.  The illustrations are luscious and full of whimsy.  I found it a real joy to read and wouldn't mind meeting Henry in another adventure.  He's good at them! 

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