Here’s an excerpt from Kirkus Reviews, speaking of MOUSEMOBILE:
“In this charming sequel to Mousenet (2011), mice who use tiny Thumbtop computers need some rescuing by the very few humans who know that mice have evolved.. . .Mouse Nation’s efficient, rational society, from Mouse Sign Language to legal proceedings, remains enchantingly believable. Closing the book, readers may wonder: Will these mice return, and can they really stop climate change? They will hope so.”
As for MOUSENET, at last sighting, there were sixeen Amazon’s reviewers, most of them giving it five-stars. One reviewer took a star off because she didn’t approve of including political issues in a children’s book. To which the Big Cheese replies with a sort of “Harrumph,” considering climate change to be a scientific issue that is only accidentally political.
Other MOUSENET reviews:
. . .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 . . . The novel offers mouse lovers action and suspense, and its readability makes it a good choice for those moving up from formulaic series like Geronimo Stilton’s books (Scholastic) to more complex stories.
From Kirkus Book Review (see whole review here).
Breitrose gently sprinkles her clean, funny prose with literary references (The Tale of Despereaux; Robert Burns, when plans gang a-gley) . . . A specially-trained talking mouse approaches Megan to orchestrate an unprecedented two-species treaty. What does Megan want? Nothing less than help reversing climate change. The way these mice get around, they just might pull it off. Genuine goodwill, humor and impressive believability will have readers longing for mice as friends—not to mention political allies.
From Publisher’s Weekly (see whole review here)
First-time novelist Breitrose takes the familiar “mouse story” genre into the 21st century with this lighthearted tale of 10-year-old Megan and her collaboration with the Mouse Nation, . . . The strong-willed heroine and enthusiastically imagined world of computer-literate mice result in an amusing adventure.
From Booklist (see whole review here)
. . . It is pretty darn endearing as the mice characters use the Thumbtop to access Mousebook, MouseSpace, and Whiskerpedia. . . . Give this to fans of Kate DiCamillo’s The Tale of Despereaux (2003) and Elise Broach’s Masterpiece (2008).