I am always super excited when this duo writes a new book! I loved their A Not-So-Impossible Tale series. The Kevin series was fun! And I love Sarah McIntyre’s art + picture books. I got a whole collection. So of course when I saw this new upcoming book I had to get it! Plus, it featured some of my favourite animals, mice!
In this one we meet Pedro, a tiny mouse with BIG BIG adventures! He loves his home, he loves the stories and the hot drinks, but it is just not enough. He wants to experience an adventure! And haha, he lands smackdab in one when he gets swept in the sea! And so he meets the AdventureMice! A group of mice who do all sorts of exciting adventures, help out others, and do some kick-ass stuff. He is immediately in love and wants to be a part of it. But he will have to prove himself, though that mostly means him just asking to be part and doing some initiative, because the AM are a bit hesitant about adding another one to their ranks. I loved Pedro and I loved that despite that things aren’t going the way he wanted it to go, he dives right into it and does his best to make this an adventure and to be accepted. I found myself rooting for this tiny mouse to be accepted and to have the biggest and grandest of adventures! I loved that Pedro helped around, made some big decisions, and did some great things.
I loved reading about all the AdventureMice (and all their different members and all they could do) and Pedro encounter on their trip to find the otter! From little islands and small harbours filled with mouse activities. I would so love to be a little mouse and live a life on or near sea! Sail my little boat wherever I want. Ah, sounds like the life! We do learn that humans are also around (and sadly… making a mess of it). But for most you could just forget that they existed. For me it was just a world filled with animals and their fun homes and places. And filled with adventure of course!
At first I wasn’t such a fan of the otter, but as the story continued and we learned some more… I liked him better. I did love his name.
The ending was fab, that part with the postcard, it took me a bit but when it clicked I was like WAIT WAIT WAIT. I loved that!
All in all, this is one book that I enjoyed so much. I read it in one go and it was oodles of fun. I hope that we get more adventures with the AdventureMice.