Everything you need to understand or teach Word of Mouse by Patterson, James.
Word of Mouse, a fiction novel for middle schoolers by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, is the story of a mouse named Isaiah. Isaiah is the only mouse who remains free after his family attempts to escape from the research laboratory, where they grew up. The story takes place from the moment that the mice until Isaiah returns to lead them to freedom. During his journey back to his family, Isaiah learns to believe in himself and to use his voice to positively impact others' lives. The novel's themes center on celebrating family, individuality and believing in oneself, the power of friendship, and the mistreatment of animals in research labs,