The action begins on a night-time street, with Mickey searching for a news story. Click all around and you'll find various activities. Mickey crops up during these from time to time to take snaps for the paper. You can access his work and use it as a source to print extension activities to do away from the computer. Among the many activities Hide and Seek is good fun. A weasel ducks into an alley, and a policeman is there to help you find the weasel by letting you know the kind of object the weasel is hiding behind and what it sounds like. You then click around until you find the weasel who then pops out, taunts you, and runs to hide again.
A favourite part of the software is sure to be the Neon Puzzler, a freeform drawing area in which you place differently shaped strips--like neon lights--onto a board to make pictures. There are templates to follow, or you can create your own designs. --Sandra Vogel