Children's LiteratureGeronimo Stilton is in love with a mouse that just spilled a cup of coffee on him. However, Stephanie von Sugarfur is not interested in Geronimo. This leads Geronimo on an adventure in hopes of winning Countess von Sugarfur's affections. This is a predictable story with a hero who is reluctant to do anything except to fall in love. The text is splattered with elaborate text and cartoonish pictures to help the reader visualize the fictional world of New Mouse City on Mouse Island. These graphics also help to make the book more visually appealing for younger readers. For those readers who like to see the details of Geronimo's world, there are a few pictures that tell who the mice are, where things are in Geronimo's office, where buildings are in New Mouse City, and where cities are on Mouse Island. This is another book in the "Geronimo Stilton," series for readers who like mice and adventure. 2004 (orig. 2000), Scholastic Inc, Ages 8 to 12.