Carlo the Mouse, Book 3: What's Going On?

Children - Adventure
44 Pages
Reviewed on 12/17/2017
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Author Biography

Olga D’Agostino (known as Mrs. D.) is an award-winning children’s author (recipient of multiple Mom’s Choice Awards, Beverly Hills Book Awards, and International Readers’ Favorite Awards). She lived and worked in Lviv, a cultural center in western Ukraine, before immigrating to the United States in 1992. In 2012 she published her first children’s book, and since then she’s pursued a career as a writer. She speaks many languages, loves reading, writing, gardening, and traveling. Her award-winning illustrated children’s books include The Trees Have Hearts, Good Morning, World!, The City Kittens and the Old House Cat, Runaway Clothes, and The Royal Palm. She lives in Smithville, NJ, with her husband, Patrick. They have four children and four grandchildren. Her unpredictable calico cat, Nyda, has been the inspiration for many of her stories. Her books are available in print on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and as e-books for most popular e-devices. For updates on Mrs. D.’s books, please visit her website: or email

    Book Review

Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite

What's going on? It's Carlo the mouse in his mischievous adventures in Hospitalia, a strange place. Carlo the Mouse, Book 3: What's Going On? by Mrs. D is a part of the Carlo the Mouse series. This beautifully illustrated children's book will keep your child laughing and entertained as they encounter the cook, the exterminator and the manager along with Carlo on his search for food. When Carlo finds himself hungry, he wanders throughout the hospital rooms, but his first stop is in the kitchen where he orders a burger. He is puzzled as to why the cook is angry that he's there, and now must continue to run for his life as they all work diligently to get rid of him. As he continues to evade their grasp, he is reminded of his parents' warning to follow the rules in order to learn how to survive on his own. Now he wonders ... will this be enough?

This is a beautiful, fun and engaging story and knowing that there is a whole series for children to enjoy makes it a more entertaining picture book experience. Here are some other books in the series from Rules For A Reason, Nothing Is Safe in a Mouse’s Life, It’s My Life and Now We’re Talking Too Many Rules for One Little Mouse that I'm sure you will enjoy. It is highly suggested to start with Book 1 to catch up, but regardless of where you start, you and your child are in for a treat. Help start building your child’s library today with any of the books written by Mrs. D.

Barbara Mojica: Top Contributor

In the third book of the Carlo the Mouse series, little Carlo finds himself trapped in the office of the hospital manager. He can still hear the chef and his kitchen staff outside the door desperately trying to get inside. Meanwhile, Carlo has been thinking about how he should have heeded his parent's warnings to remain in the busy emergency room where he would not be noticed. The manager calls the exterminator; Carlo is sure that his time his up. That is until he realizes that the manager is afraid of mice. The manager and exterminator attempt to lure Carlo into a baited cheese trap, but he is too clever. When the door opens, Carlo flees to the X-ray room where he and a patient receive a surprise diagnosis. How will Carlo get out of danger this time? The answer lies in Book 4 of the series.

Beginning readers will enjoy reading the adventure while studying the bold colors and vivid expressions on the illustrations that accompany each page. This feature also makes the book appealing to reluctant readers. Undoubtedly, many young readers will see themselves as they follow the curious, clever, and funny little mouse who wants to follow the rules but cannot resist a good adventure by disobeying them once in a while.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher and voluntarily decided to review with my honest opinions for no compensation.

Rosie Russell, Author and Illustrator

Thank you Mrs. D. for giving me "Carlo the Mouse, Book 3: What's Going On?" in an exchange for an honest review.
This story is so funny as Carlos just wants to find a safe place and, of course, get a great meal. The scene in the manager's office was hilarious along with when Carlos gets in the X-Ray room. Readers and parents will laugh and laugh at this darling story. The illustrations once again do a great service to Mrs. D's book three of "Carlos the Mouse."

Mary Schmidt

I read book three in this adorable book series for children. One little mouse has so many adventures and children can will enjoy each and every entertaining page. As I read, I caught myself raising my eyebrows in surprise and smiling over a funny part. Truly kids ages 3 -10 will love this story and the entire series would make any library proud. The illustrations are adorable and capture each person/component of Carlo’s adventures are perfect. Highly recommended and a solid 10 but of course I can only give five stars.