ML said, “Will you walk me to my classroom so I can show you the book I like?”

Geronimo StiltonRoom on Broom


Recently, ML told me about a series with mice in it she liked from her classroom library.  My first thought was the classic mouse series from my childhood featuring Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary.  It wasn’t and I was stumped.  Stupid is the only word to describe how I felt when ML showed me, It’s Halloween You ‘Fraidy Mouse, a Geronimo Stilton book.  He’s the main character in the most popular mouse series in publication these days.  I’m most likely to find his books on the cart of books just returned to the library, not the bookshelves.

Tomorrow is ML’s birthday.  On the way to work, I ran into Target thinking surely they will have a Geronimo Stilton book.  They didn’t.  I work until 9 pm tonight, so I can’t get to a bookstore.  ML’s schedule is such I don’t see her on Thursdays.  I couldn’t bear to not see her on her birthday; so her dad’s going to drop her at the house in the morning. I will take her to school; so I can give her a “birthday card.”  Actually, I bought her the book Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.  It’s hard to believe; but a paperback book costs about the same as a fancy card.

The Scholastic Book Fair begins Friday at ML’s school.  I feel certain she will have a chance to buy a Geronimo Stilton book because Scholastic Books publishes the series.  To be on the safe side, I checked out one of the three books from the recently returned bookcart.  As usual, I didn’t find any on the shelf.  The Mystery in Venice will be waiting for ML Friday night after her school’s Fall Festival.