From School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-In order to spread the word about climate change, mice have created and perfected tiny computers called Thumbtops. Humans Megan, her cousin Joey, and her Uncle Fred have great summer jobs at the plant that makes the technology. There's just one problem. The organization, W.A.T.C.H. (We're Against the Climate Hoax), is upset that someone has been spreading "lies" about climate change and they are determined to bring them down. The organization learns that mice, along with Megan and her Uncle Fred, are somehow involved. Inside the Mouse Nation, one or more of the mice have spilled most of the crackers in exchange for a reward. Now the animals and the humans are trying to escape the organization's clutches, and the Big Cheese (the leader of the mice) suspects Megan and her uncle of betrayal. Can they clear their names? Although it is a little preachy, this story teaches an important lesson. The characters are likable, strong, and well developed, and the plot is simple, but well done. The illustrations are detailed and complement the text. Readers who liked Mousenet (Hyperion, 2011) and enjoy fantasy, animal books, and adventure will appreciate this novel.-Kira Moody, Whitmore Public Library, Salt Lake City, UTα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journal. LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
PRAISE FOR MOUSENET
"Give this to fans of Kate DiCamillo's The Tale of Despereaux (2003) and Elise Broach's Masterpiece (2008)."
—BooklistPRAISE FOR MOUSENET
"Genuine goodwill, humor and impressive believability will have readers longing for mice as friends-not to mention political allies."
—Kirkus ReviewsPRAISE FOR MOUSENET
"Breitrose spins an enjoyable tale as she explores the nature of friendship, highlighting the timeless themes of individuality and respect for those who are different, and introduces a good mix of memorable characters and contemporary problems...[her] novel offers mouse lovers action and suspense."
—School Library JournalPRAISE FOR MOUSENET
"The strong-willed heroine and enthusiastically imagined world of computer-literate mice result in an amusing adventure."
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