Geronimo Stilton #1: Lost Treasure Of The Emerald Eye by Elisabetta Dami was published by Scholastic and is sold at £4.49

What is the book about?

Lost Treasure Of The Emerald Eye is the first in a series of children’s books that I grew up with and adored. These are written under the name of Geronimo Stilton, the main character of these stories who’s perspective it’s told from. Geronimo is a hardworking and dedicated mouse that runs a newspaper in New Mouse City all until his sister Thea finds a treasure map and his first adventure begins. They set off to an island to find the treasure and encounter many twists and turns along the way.

Who is it aimed at?

This series is mainly aimed at those from five to ten with another series with longer and more complex books for older readers.

What was your favourite part?

My favourite part about this just has to be all the aspects that come into play to make it such an easy and smooth read, especially font which is fun and bright in that some key words stand out by being a different colour or style to highlight their importance and correspond to their meaning.

What was your least favourite part?

Though it’s overall a humorous, lighthearted book at times the humour based around the theme of the world of mice and cheese could start to feel a little repetitive.

Which character would you most like to meet?

I did find myself relating a lot to Geronimo especially with his love of writing, but it was his sister Thea who I found to be the most engaging due to her sense of adventure that forwards the plot and creates an exciting character to read about.

Why should someone buy this book?

I wanted to share this book and the long series that follows it because of what it meant for developing my reading habits when I was younger. Being excited to read the next Geronimo Stilton novel played a big part in the advancement of my reading skills and love of books.