Today, I have an easy and fun who is Geronimo Stilton rodent notebook page. I’ll be adding more activities for the series of Geronimo Stilton books.
The series of books are delightful and cute, but parents and families have mixed reviews.
Since I don’t encourage a lot of formal writing in the early years, but I do encourage tons of reading, I love these books.
So, this easy free printable is geared toward the same ages as the book which is 7 to 10 years old.
But between you and I, it’s such a fun series that your older reluctant readers will be drawn in by the humor.
In addition, I wanted the printable simple so that you could either introduce a younger reader or a reluctant reader to the books.
Besides, as I mentioned I don’t want your young children thinking that tons of writing needs to always be associated with reading.
Moreover, read my post here 10 Fun Things You Can Teach Using Geronimo Stilton Books to help your child use the notebooking page.
Geronimo Stilton Books
Too, I was first introduced to the books a few years back when I was looking for a series for younger kids in our group.
And I was pleasantly surprised by all the adventures and mouse action in the Geronimo Stilton series.
Too, it took me a bit to sort out who is the writer and how the series unfolds.
However, let me share a few things to make your search for this easier.
First, Geronimo Stilton is the editor of a newspaper. The books have colorful fonts and pictures. And of course he spends part of his time solving mysteries, chasing adventure and satisfying his love for cheese rinds.
And as the Scholastic website says, “Geronimo Stilton is the publisher of The Rodent’s Gazette, Mouse Island’s most famouse newspaper.”
The series is written by an Italian author, Elisabetta Dami, but there are many spinoffs now. However, Geronimo Stilton is the original series.
You can read about how Ms. Dami created Geronimo Stilton.
Author of Geronimo Stilton
I found Ms. Dami’s thoughts moving on how she created a shy, tender and clumsy mouse.
And another fun reason I really adore the books is that there are many references to geography and history because of Ms. Dami’s passion for archaeology.
So, these make for great supplements for your elementary kids to my history or science unit studies.
In addition, be careful when you choose the books. There are many spinoffs and the books are in black and white.
The original series have color pictures with colorful words and fonts.
Add in some fun bookmarks and your young reader will love these books.
Too, if you’re reading these fun books aloud, grab the read aloud tracking form.
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Another point I want you to know about the book is that there are funny spellings.
Also, there are play on words or unique spellings where there is substitution with some form of the word mouse.
For example, instead of the text fabulous, it’s written fabu-mous. This can be confusing for the young reader or for some they find the humor in it. Again, this depends on the maturity of your reader.
I think for some 7-year-olds the unique spellings would be too much.
By the way, Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye is the first book in the series if you want to start from the beginning, but it’s not necessary in this series.
However, you can use that as a teachable moment to explain the right word.
Of course if you’re reading aloud to a younger reader, he may not understand the play on the word. I’ve found that such saying the correct word and moving on is best.
Soon, your child will understand the funny passages. Like I mentioned I have more ideas coming to use for some of the books.
Which book is your child’s favorite? And old is your reader?