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The Mysterious Cheese Thief: Geronimo Stilton #31

By Kate James, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Mouse-authored series engages young readers.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 9+

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 supposed to be a fun, action-packed adventure book so it's not that bad. For me it's alright because it's not like he really got seriously injured or even worse died. So it's okay. Also, it can't be much of an adventure if there's not a FEW injuries. If the characters are just having good luck and nothing happens to them it's going to be pretty boring. There should be some excitement and mystery.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 8+

This title has:

Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (8 ):

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.

Book Details

  • Author: Geronimo Stilton
  • Genre: Mystery
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press
  • Publication date: August 1, 2007
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 7 - 10
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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