Book Review: The Mouse Watch
Due to the on-going pandemic, I have my two daughters (ages 4 & 8 years old) at home, doing distance learning combined with homeschooling while I am balancing working from home. We enjoy discovering new books to read and discuss. I have received several Disney Books from my Fall Homeschool Reading List and will be sharing reviews of them. Here is my Fall 2020 Children’s Disney Book list.
Disney – The Mouse Watch by J.J. Gilbert
You may have heard of Rescue Rangers, now meet the Mouse Watch. Everywhere around the world, there are exceptional and talented mice living in the shadows. Under the leadership of the famous mouse inventor Gadget Hackwrench, these mice work together to solve BIG problems using SMALL gadgets. Mouse Watch agents are highly trained, almost invisible to humans, and of course, they love cheese! Their mission in life is to save the world.
Bernadette, who prefers to be called Bernie, is a small but very brave mouse who has a fearless personality. Jarvis is a sensitive rat with a large appetite and amazing puzzle-solving skills. Both are eager to prove their worth as the youngest, newest recruits to the Mouse Watch.
However, on their first day of training, the evil Rogue Animal Thieves Society (R.A.T.S.) broke into the Mouse Watch Headquarters and the new recruits found themselves catapulted into full-on action heroes. Bernie and Jarvis learn to work together to save the Mouse Watch and the world as they know it. This action-packed book will take readers on an epic adventure with a lot of twists and turns.
The Mouse Watch
Reading this book made me feel nostalgic to the days when I watched Rescue Rangers as a kid, back in the 90’s. I adored Gadget Hackwrench, the female mouse inventor from “Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers.” (Side note, you can find the series on Disney+.)
This story focuses on a little mouse named Bernie who is fearless and determined to join the Mouse Watch from a very young age. Due to a tragic past, she dreamed of becoming a Mouse Watch agent to protect the world. I love the fact that her brain was split between logic and art which made her very excellent at solving puzzles.
The other main character is a rat named Jarvis. Like Bernie, he loved solving puzzles as well, but had a huge appetite. The other rats made fun of him because he wanted to join the Mouse Watch. In this book, rats are depicted as mean and evil, and also enemies of mice.
The Mouse Watch saw something special in both of them and they were right. This book is delightful, fun, humorous, and adventurous. If you enjoy spy thrillers, or just love mice, be sure to check out “The Mouse Watch.”
This is a middle-grade book, best for ages 8 – 12 and was written by J. J. Gilbert and is available where books are sold. If you enjoy this book, you will be happy to know that a second book will be available May 2021.
To see more book reviews from my family, visit my Fall 2020 Children’s Disney Book List.
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