“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.
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Official Synopsis of Word of Mouse
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.’”