The Mysterious Cheese Thief: Geronimo Stilton #31

Book review by
Kate James, Common Sense Media
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Mouse-authored series engages young readers.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 8 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this book.

Violence & Scariness

Mild cartoonish pranks including getting hit over the head with an umbrella, a mouse's tie gets stuck on a conveyor belt.


What parents need to know

Parents need to know that there is a bit of cartoonish violence: characters getting bopped on the head with things like umbrellas, a mouse's tie gets stuck inside a conveyor belt, and a mouse is accidentally locked in a cold factory.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent Written bystiltonfan1 December 19, 2013

Good or Bad Book? (First Review)

It is a good children's book. It's exciting just like all Geronimo Stilton books. The only problem is that it's a bit violent. But it's supp... Continue reading
Parent of a 10-year-old Written byHippiechild November 11, 2009
Kid, 8 years old March 17, 2020

Interesting mystery

I think it is interesting how Geronimo solves the mystery. Very interesting read
Kid, 11 years old July 6, 2010

boon's rating

i loved this book when i was three! it gets on my nerves so much now. he is always acting so polite and never says anything objectional or rude. good for 6 year... Continue reading

What's the story?

Geronimo Stilton, protagonist, mouse, and author, happens to be named after the very type of cheese that's mysteriously disappearing. With the help of his nephew, sister, and cousin he tries to get to the bottom of it. Will the makers of Stilton -- who think that Geronimo stole their name -- be satisfied once he solves the case?

Is it any good?

This series will get young and reluctant readers engaged with full-color illustrations and a large, appealing typeset sprinkled generously with "big" or "fun" words drawn in special ways. (The word, "embarrassing," for example, is written in huge red letters each time it's used.) Readers who are looking to expand their vocabulary will benefit from seeing the same words written out in the same way -- not that the book is too repetitive.

Other unique aspects of THE MYSTERIOUS CHEESE THIEF include highly detailed illustrations of Geronimo's workplace, The Rodent's Gazette, and a map of New Mouse City and Mouse Island itself, reminding the reader of similar detailed worlds captured in the Where's Waldo books and those by Richard Scarry.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about reading big words. How did this book help? Was it the large print, the drawings, or both? The book also contains two recipes featuring cheese that might be fun for a family to cook together.

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