Parents' Guide to

The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Swashbuckling adventure of mouse in Queen Victoria's court.

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The team of Richard Peck and Kelly Murphy tends to be a pretty good recipe for light, appealing stories with something to engage kids of different ages, and their parents. The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail is no exception, following its nameless but intrepid hero's fast-moving adventures with sly humor, sweetness, and never a dull moment. While Secrets at Sea appealed more to girls, Mouse reaches out to boys with plenty of pint-sized swashbuckling, from the Queen's carriage horse to the Yeomice of the Guard. Not to mention numerous references to poop and other disgusting substances.

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