Orville Wellington Mouse #1 by Tom Hoffman
Orville Mouse and the Puzzle of the Clockwork Glowbirds is a charming adventure that kids of all ages can enjoy. Orville Mouse has finished school and has begun working when he learns that there is more to this world(s) than he knew. Soon Orville becomes a Metaphysical Adventurer and goes on his first adventure with his best friend Sophia, which of course, leads to more adventures.
One of the best parts of this book is that there isn’t just one adventure. Yes – there is an overarching story, but within that story that are many mini-adventures that will keep a child interested and engaged in the story line. The characters are very likeable and have an enthusiastic and positive outlook no matter what their circumstances may be. One character that is especially likeable is Proto the rabbiton who is known for his love of making treats. We see Proto grow throughout the book as he makes friends, overcomes his fears, and also goes on his first adventure.