Mouse Moonwalk

Rated 4.30/5 based on 10 reviews
Rolo, one of a trio of loveable mice that live in a movie theatre, develops a dance talent. Will it lead to fame and fortune or sorrow?

Please note this book is similar in tone to Ratatouille and so should be read by parents before it is given to young children. More
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Words: 4,010
Language: English
About Wilde Blue Sky

Wilde Blue Sky is an English novelist and short story writer. His works include short stories, Vengeance and Drawing God?

A reviewer said of the short story, Vengeance, "Very good. Quick and spooky."

A reviewer said of the short story, Mouse on a Motorcyle, "Love this book."

Wilde Blue Sky can be contacted through his Linkedin account.

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Review by: Baheya Zeitoun on Oct. 06, 2015 :
The story presents an important message in a whimsical and entertaining manner. It is also interesting depiction of capitalist heartlessness. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
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Review by: jkelly14 on Oct. 02, 2015 :
A quick, but entertaining, read that held my interest from beginning to end. Mouse Moonwalk's smooth narrative arc makes for a fun, easy story that will be enjoyable for readers of all ages and backgrounds. Wilde's imagination shines through in this tale!
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Review by: sarah uk on Feb. 26, 2015 :
This was quite a bizarre little story about a mouse who learned to do the moonwalk and became famous, but things didn’t work out quite the way he planned. The story was a little strange, but did have a couple of funny moments, and the moral of the story was a good one too.
7 out of 10
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Review by: Rob J Meijer on Feb. 25, 2015 :
This story is a good old-fashioned fable set in a modern day setting but with all the qualities and non-patronizing style of an old fable.
Its pretty decent in quality for a self-edited story, however an editor could have made this story worth that last star.Like a good old-fashioned fable of old, the story is one with a strong focus on morality and not afraid to raise social issues that might be confronting for the young reader. All of this is done in the modern day setting of talent hunts that today's youngsters seem to often feel a strong attraction to. The story definitely draws upon the almost forgotten art of fable telling. It may be a bit rough on the edges from a modern Disneyfied culture point of view, but this is the way tat fables were of old the way that fables should be. I really wish though the author would have hired an editor and an illustrator for this story. Its pretty good, but with a little outside help it could have been more polished.
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Review by: Michael on Dec. 15, 2014 :
It’s refreshing to read a children’s morality tale that isn’t afraid to raise a few questions, and deliver them wrapped in a good story, rather than ramming them down your throat. Is fame and fortune really all it’s cracked up to be? Is success the path to personal liberation, or a prison? What do you value more, celebrity status or friendship? These are the challenges facing Rolo, a theatre mouse, when he learns how to moonwalk.

Wilde Blue Sky’s writing is nicely measured and balanced for a younger audience, and avoids the pitfall of being cute and cuddly, so there’s plenty to appeal to a range of readers. Stylistically it sits more on the darker side of children’s stories, like Brothers Grimm, or the Pied Piper of Hamelin, but with a modern handling. A solid read. Five stars.
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Review by: Lita Burke on Nov. 16, 2014 :
Mouse Moonwalk by Wilde Blue Sky is a fantasy for middle grade readers about a mouse named Rolo, who gains fame with a most unusual dance.

Rolo lives in a movie theatre with his mice and bird friends, eats delicious caramel-coated popcorn, and watches Internet videos. One day, he sees a performer with a wondrous step that makes the dancer go backwards while his feet pretend to step forward. This illusion delights Rolo, and the mouse practices the dance step until perfect.

The dancing mouse has a sometimes-scary journey to worldwide fame, but there are delightful rewards. He leaves his theatre pals behind, and makes new friends with other performing animals. The consequences of his fame creep in, and the homesick Rolo learns the true worth of friendship.

This charming short story immerses a likable hero in a fun little mouse world of Internet fame. Mouse Moonwalk does a good job of presenting differing points of view, and explaining why sometimes others come across as bossy or mean. Rolo and his pals were easy to visualize, and the simple plot had a satisfying ending without being preachy.

Mouse Moonwalk would make an excellent bedtime story to read to a preteen. Children would enjoy the relatable real-life elements surrounding Rolo. This quick read is recommended for fans of mice stories and the optical illusion of moonwalking.
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Review by: David Rose on Aug. 03, 2014 :
This is a really excellent tale for children with some room for adult appreciation too. Rolo's character is especially well drawn, and the story winds its very entertaining way to a most satisfying conclusion. There are solid values, but the author never allows the characters to preach at the reader. This delightful short story has been written with care and great skill. Get this story now, and let the whole family enjoy it!

Note: I received a free review copy for an honest and objective review.
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Review by: Brenna Pappert on July 31, 2014 :
Mouse Moonwalk is an enjoyable short story about the positives and negatives of fame. Wild Blue Sky writes in uncomplicated language with animals as characters, so a child would be able to read and understand the morality of the story. This story is a great opportunity for parents and children to read together as both can walk away entertained.
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Review by: Carmel Hardinge on July 28, 2014 :
Mouse Moonwalk is a charming morality tale about the dangers of success. Ah, don’t we all want a bit of that danger? Rolo, a theatre mouse, learns how to moonwalk like Michael Jackson and becomes an Internet sensation, but he soon discovers that fame and fortune comes at a price.

Although written for children, there’s a topical and poignant message here for people of all ages about this connected world we inhabit where everyone can be a dancer, writer, entertainer or artist. The story is solid and has likeable characters. What children’s story would be complete without a few cute animals?

I’m not sure of an age recommendation, 5 to 8 perhaps, but it’s certainly ideal as a read aloud book for young children.
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Review by: James Field on June 08, 2014 :
Rolo the mouse learns how to moonwalk and is carried away with fame. Life as a celebrity soon turns sour and he longs for his old life and friends.
This is another super addition in the children's series about the mischevous mice Squeak, Rolo and Louise; Froggy the cat; and Roger the pigeon. They all live a secret, safe, comfy, but sometimes tedious life in a cinama theatre.
As always, in the best tradition of children's books, Mr sky's story is loaded with subtle morals.
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