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Saturday 23 February 2013

Review: The Stone of Fire (Cavemice #1)

Geronimo Stiltonoot is a cavemouse who runs the stone newspaper in the prehistoric village of Old Mouse City and he just happens to be Geronimo Stilton’s ancient ancestor!

Old Mouse City is in an uproar. The Stone of Fire, the most precious artefact in the mouseum, has been stolen! Geronimo Stiltonoot and his friend Hercule Poirat are on the case to find who committed this terrible crime. Can they outsmart Tiger Khan and his band of fearsome felines so that they can solve the mystery?

The popular Geronimo Stilton series offers young readers a whole new world of adventure with the launch of the Geronimo Stilton Cavemice books. Pop culture references, stone-age versions of modern items and an abundance of mouse, rat and cheese puns will keep kids smiling as they read about Stiltonoot and Poirat’s adventure to find the Stone of Fire.

Targeting 6 – 10 year-olds, Geronimo Stilton books are ideal for engaging young readers transitioning from picture books to novels. The humorous and exciting stories are presented with brightly coloured illustrations, diagrams and fact boxes along the way. The Stone of Fire even features a recipe for Greasella Stonyfur’s Meatballs in Primordial Soup.

The text is also appealing for young readers who might find the large blocks of text in novels a little intimidating. Numerous words, often nouns, verbs, adjectives or sound words, are printed in colourful font variations that make the stories quite dynamic to read.

Silly, fun and entertaining, The Stone of Fire is a great introduction to the latest spin-off of the Geronimo Stilton series. Highly recommended for very young readers with advanced reading skills, older readers who need a dynamic reading experience to remain engaged and all children who love to read.

Title:  The Stone of Fire (Cavemice #1)
Author:  Geronimo Stilton
Publisher: Scholastic , $12.99 RRP
Publication Date:  February 2013
Format:  Softcover
ISBN: 9780545447744
For ages:  6 - 10
Type: Junior fiction, young junior fiction