Geronimo Stilton has so many books in his series, it’s hard to know where to start. They’re all fun stories that kids enjoy with adventures, wacky scenarios, and problems to solve. So perhaps it’s time he learned a few things when it comes to the martial arts. Geronimo Stilton can become The Karate Mouse – except that might be a little more difficult than he thought.
Geronimo suddenly finds himself competing in the World Karate Championships. It’s all thanks to Bruce Hyena and his cousin, Piccolo Tao. Piccolo is extremely sporty, and they all think that Geronimo might have what it takes. But how on earth is he supposed to win the championship when he only has one week in order to train? He’s going to have to work hard and forget his fears if he plans on making it through the first round, let alone the whole competition!
Ready for release in 2010, Geronimo Stilton is the same name for both the glasses-sporting mouse character and the author (though there actually is no Geronimo Stilton as the author). He’s a mouse that has issues with travel, yet always gets dragged into some adventure by his friends or relatives. The Karate Mouse is yet one more story in which poor Geronimo finds himself in a sticky situation and has to figure out a way to deal with it.
The illustrations are bright and have a slightly cartoon-like feel; one could easily imagine Geronimo taking his place on the television screen for daily cartoons. Kids can easily get into the story, taking in all the illustrations and the silly things that Geronimo gets himself into. Most picture books are larger, but this title and the rest of the series are much smaller, coming in a mass market paperback form.
The Karate Mouse is intended for kids 7 to 10, and are often found in the young reader section. It’s a great book for fans of the series or for those who are just starting out on their Geronimo Stilton adventures. There’s plenty of fun to be had in the pages – who will take home the Championship trophy?