The Mouse Watch (Hardcover)
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This is book number 1 in the The Mouse Watch series.
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“Bernie Skampersky, a small-in-stature mouse, wants nothing more in life but to be part of the Mouse Watch, headquartered in New York City but operating all over the world. This conglomeration of mice perform top-secret adventures to keep the world safe. Will Bernie’s lifelong dream come true? Reminiscent of Disney’s The Rescuers Down Under, this is a tale filled with adventure that middle readers and Disney fans of all ages will enjoy.”
— Pat Trotter, Bookends On Main, Menomonie, WI
You've heard of the Rescue Rangers. Now meet the Mouse Watch!
"Gasp worthy escapades...Covert terminology worthy of a James Bond flick" - SLJAround the globe, exceptional mice live in the shadows. Under the direction of famed mouse inventor Gadget Hackwrench, they work together as a team to solve BIG problems using SMALL gadgets. They are high trained. They are nearly invisible. And they love cheese. Their mission: save the world. Bernadette is a small — but brave — mouse with a score to settle. Jarvis is a sensitive rat with a big appetite and unmatched puzzle-solving skills. Both are eager to prove their worth as the youngest, newest recruits to the Mouse Watch.But before their first day of training is through, Bernie and Jarvis find themselves at the center of an evil plot orchestrated by the Rogue Animal Thieves Society (R.A.T.S.). Soon they are catapulted from new recruits into full-on action heroes, as they learn how to work together to save the Mouse Watch — and the world as they know it.
Mission Impossible meets "Mice in Black" in this action-packed middle grade adventure that will take readers on an epic thrill ride and leave them ready to join the Watch!
About the Author
J. J. Gilbert has worked in Hollywood for most of his life as a director, animator, producer , and storyboard artist for companies such as Walt Disney Studios, and has been bringing mice (and other creatures) to life for years. He lives in California with his wife and kids. His favorite kind of cheese is Stilton.
"Smartly paced, keeping readers pushing forward but with just enough assurance that everything will turn out OK in the end..a comfort read, one that tees up a sequel in its final pages and points back just enough to Rescue Rangers that young readers interested in exploring more of this world won't be disappointed...A fun little adventure brimming with Disney intellectual-property synergy."—Kirkus Reviews
"Readers will love the image of the mice using a smartphone as a large screen TV as well as the very clever mouse-tech invented by these miniature action adventure heroes. Middle grade series readers will want to add this one to their list."—School Library Connection