Commander in Cheese #2: Oval Office Escape
Written by Lindsey Leavitt
Illustrated by A.G. Ford
Ages: 7 – 10
Grade level: 2 – 5
I just finished this book and thought it was perfect for President’s Day. Ava and Dean live inside the White House walls with their own Secret Service Agent. They’re mice, of course! The action begins when Agent Gregory must get food to their aunt in the Situation Room. The team’s been up all night researching the new president. The kids arrive in time to discover a real situation, the president has a C-A-T. Mouse security cams inside the Oval Office zero in on the C-A-T, until its cage moves in to block their shots. Gregory’s sent on moving detail but winds up trapped in the cage. Read to discover how Ava and Dean’s quick thinking, plus Eisenhower’s meat hammer, save the day and make a truce with the C-A-T. The end pages are great! They have quirky facts about this story, the White House, and its presidents. P.S…if you liked this book, there are three more in the series.