Parents' Guide to

Geronimo Stilton

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Mouse's adventures encourage kids to read, write, and think.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 7+

OK—but read with your kids to discuss gender & racial stereotypes

My son loves these books, comics, chapter books, all bazillion of them. Mostly I enjoy their combination of education and adventure. However, many persistent tropes of sexism and racism/xenophobia stand out. The new series of comic books, "Geronimo Stilton, Reporter", might help revive journalism among the young. That's a good thing. But the first book in the series has a stupidly sexist twist, and the bad guy is a presumed Indian raj in a turban. The older ones are a little more benign. However, expect to interrupt your youngster to talk about gender attitudes fairly often. It would be nice if the Common Sense review icons added something along the lines of "Gender stereotypes" and "Racial stereotypes" along with "Too Much Violence" etc.
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age 18+

Awful series

I’m truly not sure how this series ended up becoming so popular because it’s terribly sexist and racist. It’s difficult to imagine how something so blatantly problematic was published in this century. It’s really bad.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (5 ):

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.

Website Details

  • Genre: Fan Sites
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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