Geronimo Stilton #10: Hang On To Your Whiskers! – Geronimo Stilton

๐Ÿ’” Achy Breaky Heart Month! ๐Ÿ’” Super ๐Ÿง€ Cheesy ๐Ÿง€ Edition!

Geronimo Stilton: Hang on to Your Whiskers was just as ๐Ÿง€ Gouda ๐Ÿง€ as The Curse of the Cheese Pyramid, probably better. In this book Geronimo falls in love at first sight at the Tail Trap Diner over a cup of spilled coffee. โ˜•๏ธ Geronimo later discovers this ๐Ÿญ fabumouse ๐Ÿญ new love interest is none other than countess Stephanie von Sugarfur. He thinks sheโ€™s the best thing since ๐Ÿง€ sliced cheese ๐Ÿง€!

After spending big on an ๐Ÿง€ Aboundance ๐Ÿง€ of ๐Ÿง€ cheesy ๐Ÿง€ gifts for the countess and realising his love is unrequited he becomes ๐Ÿง€ Moody Blue ๐Ÿง€. Geronimoโ€™s sister Thea, cousin Trap and favourite nephew Benjamin decide theyโ€™ve ๐Ÿง€ Goats ๐Ÿง€ to lift him out of his ๐Ÿง€ Off Kilter ๐Ÿง€ state and after reading an article about the mysterious Eighth Wonder, the Valley of the ๐Ÿง€ Cheesettes ๐Ÿง€, they are certain theyโ€™ve found a way to repair Geronimoโ€™s ๐Ÿ’” Achy Breaky Heart ๐Ÿ’”.

The family wind up on a semi ๐Ÿง€ Impromptu ๐Ÿง€ trip to search for this Eighth Wonder. Perhaps if they succeed they will become ๐Ÿญ famouse ๐Ÿญ. Naturally itโ€™s up to the 9 year old to save the day because all of the adults are behaving like ๐Ÿญ mouselets ๐Ÿญ.

Some of the best exclamations in this book include:
๐Ÿง€ Cheese niblets!
๐Ÿ€ Rancid Rat Hairs!
๐Ÿง€ Holey cheese!

This book was first published in 2000 so the presence of a camera that has film that needs to be developed makes sense in that context. Ah, nostalgia. I loved my days working in a Photolab! The stories I could tell you – but wonโ€™t because this is a review of a childrenโ€™s book. ๐Ÿ“ท ๐Ÿ˜œ

This series is aimed at ๐Ÿญ mouselets ๐Ÿญ from 5 to 8 years who love to read and those who donโ€™t. With splashes of funky formatted font, funny illustrations that complement the story well and maps of New ๐Ÿญ Mouse ๐Ÿญ City, ๐Ÿญ Mouse ๐Ÿญ Island and The ๐Ÿ€ Rodentโ€™s ๐Ÿ€ Gazette, thereโ€™s plenty to keep the reader ๐Ÿญ amoused ๐Ÿญ. I loved the illustrations and Iโ€™d just like to point out that on the cover those are glow in the dark butterflies!! ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ˜ƒ Iโ€™d like to place an order for several hundred of those please.

Overall I enjoyed this book more than The Curse of the Cheese Pyramid, probably because this one had a resolution and didnโ€™t do the always irritating โ€˜Someone told me it would make a great story so I wrote a book about it, and guess what?! This is that story!’ thing.

Thank you very much to NetGalley and Sweet Cherry ๐Ÿ’ Publishing for the opportunity to read this book.

P.S. Apologies for recycling the ๐Ÿง€ cheesy ๐Ÿง€ names from my previous review but they worked for this one too. You may now press charges against me for excessive use of emojis and crimes against humour. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Once Upon a Blurb

Love is in the air! Geronimo has met the mouse of his dreams but he just canโ€™t play it cool. He needs to do something amazing, something incredible to catch her attention! What better way than by searching for the Eighth Wonder of the World: the mysterious Valley of the Cheeselets?ย 

Will he return home a legend? And will it all be worth it in the end?

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