James Patterson's newest middle grade story follows the illuminating journey of a very special mouse, and the unexpected friendships that he makes along the way.
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 use his special skills 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.
"Children's literature offers a long tradition of clever mice who accomplish amazing feats, and Patterson and Grabenstein's Isaiah seems destined to join them. Here's hoping this unique hero returns soon with further adventures." (Booklist)
"Patterson and frequent collaborator Grabenstein offers this charming tale of Isaiah, a blue (yes - bright blue!) mouse, and his effort to break his family out of a very bad place." (Kirkus Reviews)
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Can't wait to download more books by Nate Begle!!
- Amazon Customer "nycrythm"
A great intro to chapter books!
The vocabulary. Every page was packed full of sentences with new words for my child to learn. And each word was written such that it the new word could be self-defined fairly easily. It was a good enough story but the words were what made it great to me.
I don't know. :-/
Nate tries very hard to read the emotions of the words and I think he does a great job. We had the book and the audiobook.....my daughter preferred Mr. Begle's voices than my own. I'm trying not to be too jealous of his apparent superior talent.
I did not, but my daughter laughed the whole time. We listened on the way to school in the morning and I read to her a chapter or two before bedtime. Her eyes were always wide open (admittedly not ideal for bedtime reading!) and eager. She laughed often and was frightened for Isaiah during his many adventures.
Simply to strongly recommend this book.