Geronimo Stilton

Website review by
Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Mouse's adventures encourage kids to read, write, and think.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 4+
Based on 5 reviews

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

Positive messages

Be adventuresome through reading, writing, and using critical-thinking skills. Geronimo and his friends are all likable characters with generally positive outlooks on life.

Violence & scariness
Sexy stuff
Language
Consumerism

The new Geronimo television cartoon is promoted here with a short video as well as the show's theme song. There's a "buy" tab on the books section here that moves kids from the Geronimo website to the publisher's home page. Kids can put desired books on their wish list or send a book recommendation to a friend's email account.

Drinking, drugs & smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this new fan site for the popular book series star and budding television character Geronimo Stilton already has quite a few fun features to explore, but there's more to come. Currently in Beta version, there are games to play, some portions of books to read, a video trailer for the television series, and some writing and art activities. But some other features -- such as an e-book, app, blog, and more -- aren't yet active.

User Reviews

Adult Written byfacb1966 February 23, 2016

sexist drek

Raises gender stereotype in kidlit to a new low. Mad Men for kiddies. Mid-20th-century messaging about women's roles and male machismo. Skip it. Remove it... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old May 27, 2013

Nice,E for Everyone!

Really nice anyone can read these.They only contain words like-shut up,fool,brute and idiot,no vulgar,so anyone can read this.
Kid, 7 years old May 1, 2011

Great.

Uh, um it's great, however, the main charactor falls in love with other girls.

Is it any good?

Geronimo Stilton fans will find lots of reasons to look around and hang out on this colorful site. The games are fun and lightly educational, the other features are at least worth a glance to see what's already there and what's coming up, and the book synopses will keep new fans busy finding and organizing their upcoming adventures. For those new to the world of Geronimo and friends, especially parents, the lengthy explainer of who he is and what general themes his books try to include (and intentionally leave out) is definitely worth the read.

Online interaction: Kids can only interact with kids whose "nicknames" (usernames) they already know. There's no way to exchange private messages on the site; messages are sent through email addresses entered on the site to send recommendations.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why the adventures of Geronimo and friends are fun to read about. What does your child like about this book series? Does your child think the cartoon show will be as good as the books? Why or why not? Get some reading discussion tips to spark more questions.

  • One of the features here gives kids the opportunity to write an article for the "Rodent Gazette" and upload a photo that may be published on the site's blog. Discuss some topics your child might want to write about, as well as your family's rules for posting photos on websites.

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For kids who love to learn and see favorite characters

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