Thelonious Mouse by Orel Protopopescu
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I won a signed copy of Thelonious Mouse in a drawing held by the author on Shelf Awareness. I was drawn to the cover and the title because they implied sass and humor. I was not disappointed. The pictures are lively and the text is jazzy. Thelonious is a little bit too sure of himself and cocky, but he’s a precocious character who knows no fear. The story of a musical mouse who just can’t help himself winning over the cat through music is a good one. I would have preferred a little less telling and a little more showing, but in the main, I enjoyed it very much. I also believe it will be a hit with children because of its energy. Parents will have to wet their whistles before they read this one aloud. It’s a mouthful when Thelonious is at his scatting best.