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St. Maria Goretti Primary School
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Adventuremice: Mice on the Moon

What the book club told us about the book:

This is an illustrated first chapter book with just over 100 pages. It is physically smaller than a novel - a great stepping stone from picture books to novels and it is full of beautiful illustrations. An unexpected adventure into space followed by unexpected visitors. Will they be the first mice in space and will it be made of cheese?
Author: Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre
Illustrator: Sarah McIntyre
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Format: Paperback (128 pages)

Our School Review

What our pupils thought

“I really want to read the other mice books now. I’ve never read them before but we have them in the library. This was a really exciting story – I can’t believe they tricked them into the rocket and I was really worried that they would be stuck in space.”

“I really liked all the pictures and the size of the book!!”

“I really liked how some of the things were described too!”

“I liked reading a book with a group in my class. It was different to our reading books. I even read some bits by myself and I’m really proud that I was reading myself. I didn’t know I could read such big words.”

Out of 5 stars, the pupils give this book:

About the book club:

Our book club consists of 6 bilingual children. We meet once a week and read and discuss a book together.

What our educators thought

“I really enjoyed this Adventuremice story. I used it with one of my bilingual support groups – I was worried it might be a bit too abstract, however the whole group really enjoyed it and they all opted to keep the book instead of putting it in the school library. The group were not the most fluent of readers but they were all able to make good attempts at reading independently and they also enjoyed listening to the stories too. I love that the chapters aren’t too long – so it was possible to finish. The illustrations are amazing and I would love to make some art with children using similar styles. The blocks of colour are really distinctive. We used this book purely as reading for pleasure. We read it once a week and the children looked forward to listening and sharing experiences together. We had a great conversation about expectations and assumptions.”

Out of 5 stars, the educator gives this book:

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