Christmas Catastrophe by Geronimo Stilton
(Suggested Reading Level: Ages 9-12)
Amber(9) and I read this together last Christmas and again this year. Geronimo Stilton, an adorable mouse who runs a newspaper, takes takes his friends and family on a skiing vacation. Unfortunately, a bad accident lands him in the hospital, but while there he meets some great people.
I love the Geronimo Stilton books because of the way they look, really. The pictures are cute and detailed; the font varies in size, style and color throughout the story. This particular one helps kids learn that hospitals aren’t really places to be afraid of, that the nurses, doctors and other employees are all trying to help you the best they can. It also has a nice reminder about how important family and friends are. I especially like the end, where the whole gang puts on a show for the patients.
Laughter is the best medicine, after all!
It’s a nice story for this time of year, even if it’s not quite as Christmassy as some. The back has some jokes and games to play, too. It’s fun and I’m hoping to get more of the series.
I purchased our copy and the above is my honest opinion. I am an Amazon associate.