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***Time Stops For No Mouse

by Michael Hoeye

Reviewed July 8, 2002.
Puffin Books, London, 2002.  262 pages.

Steve picked this book up for me in England, because I thought it sounded fun.  It was indeed fun, but not really a stand-out.  I found it very similar to Disney’s kids’ movie, “The Great Mouse Detective.”  The main character is a kind mouse watchmaker.  He tries to help an adventuress who leaves her watch with him and then disappears, and he gets embroiled in a dastardly scheme.  It’s not quite clear why the author chose to make his characters mice, as they are not at all mouselike, and live like people (although humans are not mentioned).  I’m going to give it to my seven-year-old to read, as I think he’ll enjoy it.  However, it’s not one of those children’s books that I urge adults to read.

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