James Patterson’s Fun New Book Word of Mouse #WordofMouse @JP_Books & $50 Visa Gift Card #Giveaway

“You never fail until you quit trying.”  This quote comes from Isaiah the mouse, and main character in James Patterson’s brand new book, WORD OF MOUSE, which just released yesterday on December 13th.  My kids and I love how every single chapter in WORD OF MOUSE opens up with fabulous quotes full of wisdom, advice, and all around great messaging for blooming middle grade kids – and for us adults too! To celebrate the release, we’re giving away a copy of WORD OF MOUSE along with a $50 Visa gift card. Read on for our Word of Mouse Book Review and Giveaway entry details.


Word of Mouse Book Review and Giveaway


Every new middle grade book that James Patterson releases is an instant hit with my daughter, who is now in 5th grade. She’s been loving his middle grade books since the 3rd grade and is thrilled with each new series he introduces along with the subsequnt books in each series he creates. Likewise, Word of Mouse did not disappoint and James Patterson has created another winner that encourages even the most reluctant readers to turn those pages for his compelling characters and adventures.

Wise Words to Live By from Isaiah the Mouse

Our favorite quote in the book is below but honestly I loved SO many of Isaish’s thoughts.

“You never fail until you quit trying.”

In our family, we believe you should dream big and work hard. This quote by Isaiah, “You Never Fail Until You Quit Trying” is our motto too and we love all the words to live by in this adorable new middle grade book by that just released yesterday and features all kinds of fantastic messages. I try to instill the philosphy of never giving up to both of my kiddos – now when it comes to schoolwork or their competitive sports and goals. Later in life, hopefully this will serve them well as things aren’t always easy! This quote especially spoke to Kenzie and I since my daughter Kenzie especially is continually needing to overcome obstacles to suceed in her competitive swimming. She’s an incredibly gifted athlete who even breaks records with her swimming, but she suffers from an immune disorder so often needs to deal with all kinds of adversity with illness, asthma, lots of medicine & time out of the pool. Still, she never gives up and always keeps working hard to achieve her goals.


A few more quotes that I can’t resist sharing….. You can tell parents are going to be urging their kids to read Word of Mouse – as lots of this sage wisdom may best be delivered by a literary character than a parent!

“When you have already lost everything, you have nothing left to lose” – Isaiah

“Burdens always seem lighter when you friends help carry them.” – Isaiah 

“It’s very important to have something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” – Isaiah


Word of Mouse Giveaway Entry Details

One (1) winner receives a copy of Word of Mouse and a $50 Visa gift card.

Eligibility for US addresses only. Prizing provided by JIMMY Patterson Books.

1. Leave a comment below by December 23rd, 2016

2. Daily Comments as daily entries allowed.

3. Tweet the following for an entry:

I’m hoping to win the #WordofMouse @JP_Books prize & $50 Visa Gift card #giveaway from @ClassyMommy 

4. Daily Tweets allowed.

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Official Synopsis of Word of Mouse


By James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

Release: December 12, 2016

Juvenile Fiction for ages 8 -12

James Patterson’s newest illustrated middle grade story follows the illuminating journey of a very special mouse, and the unexpected friendships that he makes along the way.

What makes Isaiah so unique? First, his fur is as blue as the sky—which until recently was something he’d never seen, but had read all about. That’s right—Isaiah can read, and write. He can also talk to humans…if any of them are willing to listen! After a dramatic escape from a mysterious laboratory, Isaiah is separated from his “mischief” (which is the word for a mouse family), and has to use his special skills to survive in the dangerous outdoors, and hopefully find his missing family. But in a world of cruel cats, hungry owls, and terrified people, it’s hard for a young, lone mouse to make it alone. When he meets an equally unusual and lonely human girl named Hailey, the two soon learn that true friendship can transcend all barriers. 

About James Patterson

James Patterson received the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community at the 2015 National Book Awards. A tireless champion of the power of books and reading, he has created a new children’s book imprint, JIMMY Patterson, whose mission is simple: “We want every kid who finishes a JIMMY Book to say, ‘PLEASE GIVE ME ANOTHER BOOK.’”


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About Colleen Padilla

Colleen Padilla, the founder and editor of ClassyMommy.com lives in the Philly suburbs and is a full time mom for her 2 children, Mackenzie (7) and Kyle (5). Colleen and the Classy Mommy website have been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, The New York Post, local Philadelphia ABC, CBS, and NBC programs. Colleen has appeared in a TV special about Alpha Moms on South Korea’s NBC affiliate SBS. She also co-authored The Digital Mom Handbook (HarperCollins).


  1. Rachel V says:

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  28. Jessica To says:

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  29. susan says:

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  101. The illustrations are great, I love the details in the drawings!

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  147. Nannypanpan says:

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  179. Nancy Bowers says:

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  201. Nannypanpan says:

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  202. Daniel M says:

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  212. Julie Wood says:

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  214. Kristie says:

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  218. Mami2jcn says:

    Have a nice Wednesday!

  219. shelly peterson says:

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  222. heather says:

    This week is flying by have a nice day.

  223. Kristen says:

    Happy Wednesday!

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  225. Nancy Bowers says:

    I hope I win this for my grandson.

  226. Nancy Bowers says:

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  228. Rachel says:

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  229. Rachel says:

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  230. Nannypanpan says:

    Great topic for kids

  231. Kelly Moran says:

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  232. Kelly Moran says:

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  233. Looking forward to sharing this book with my kids!

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  235. Lisa Brown says:

    Merry Christmas!

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  238. shelly peterson says:

    This would be a great book to have!

  239. shelly peterson says:

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  240. Julie Wood says:

    I really think this is a good book to read to my kids!

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  242. Janet W. says:

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  243. Kristie says:

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  244. Kristie says:

    Merry Christmas! :-)

  245. Rachel says:


  246. Rachel says:

    I hope you have a wonderful day!

  247. I love the darling illustrations in the book!

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  249. Mami2jcn says:

    Only a few days left until Christmas!

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  251. Kristen says:

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  253. Sadie B. says:

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  257. Jeanna says:

    James Patterson has written some wonderful books and i’m sure this one is great!

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  259. Nancy Bowers says:

    Positive quote: you never fail until you quit trying.

  260. Nancy Bowers says:

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  262. heather says:

    I sure would love to win this one thanks for the chance.

  263. Nannypanpan says:

    Great book

  264. shelly peterson says:

    Happy Friday!!!

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  266. Will G says:


  267. Janet W. says:

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  268. Mami2jcn says:

    Have a great Christmas, Everyone!

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  270. Julie Wood says:

    Merry Christmas and thanks for this fun giveaway!

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  272. Kristie says:

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  273. Kristie says:

    Thanks again for the giveaway! Have a wonderful Christmas!

  274. Kristen says:

    almost Christmas!

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  277. Nancy Bowers says:

    My older grandson can read it to his younger brother.

  278. Nancy Bowers says:

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  280. heather says:

    Fingers crossed that I win this one.

  281. susan says:

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  282. Rachel says:

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  283. Sadie B. says:

    This is a great book for middle schoolers.

  284. Sadie B. says:


  285. I love when they publish high quality middle grade books!

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  287. https://twitter.com/leighanne000/status/812724859717480450

  288. Nancy Bowers says:

    Something to do, something to love, something to hope for…another positive thought.

  289. Nancy Bowers says:

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