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Babymouse, Queen of the World! by Jennifer…

Babymouse, Queen of the World! (2005)

by Jennifer Holm

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Babymouse is such a charmer! I love the way her story is relatable, yet she goes on the craziest adventures in her mind. "Babymouse couldn't imagine not having Wilson as her BF. It would be like a cupcake without icing. A book without a good ending. A dress without a heart." ( )
  CALammert | Mar 31, 2016 |
A very cute series that reminds me a lot of Ramona Quimby, if she were a mouse starring in her own graphic novels. I think this is a great way to get girls to read, and a great way to get girls to read graphic novels. The books are pretty quick reads with entertaining stories, and Babymouse is a great role model - she’s a dreamer, but when it comes to getting stuff done and standing up for herself, she does so without making any apologies. ( )
  howifeelaboutbooks | Nov 4, 2015 |
When a kind-hearted young mouse with exquisite fashion sense and a big imagination tries to win an invitation to a slumber party hosted by the most popular girls in school, she learns that having real friends who value you for who you is what really makes life “royally” great. Drawn in thick black ink, this graphic novel reveals Babymouse’s bold but sweet personality through pink-hued fantasies starring Babymouse as Cinderella, a private eye, an astronaut, and more in between her real-life struggles navigating the ups and downs of school and friendship. These are definitely themes that readers of transitional books will relate to, and the graphic novel format provides a different kind of reading experience that is engaging without being too challenging, with creative, out-of-the-box use of panels but still grounded in simpler vocabulary and a greater picture-to-text ratio. It’s also extremely funny in Babymouse’s observations about her classmates, as well as little quips between Babymouse and the narrator and “reviews” of the novel from other characters in the book. It will most likely appeal to girls more than boys because of the appearance of the book (with its abundance of the color pink), but while the protagonist is a girl-mouse who likes dresses with little hearts, there is no romance or girly-ness of that kind, making this graphic novel series just a simply humorous portrayal of a sassy character who learns to like herself for who she is. ( )
  AmandaPalomino | Oct 17, 2014 |
Read on September 05, 2014

Babymouse wants to be popular and be (at least) assistant queen. She'd also like more time to read her fun books and less homework. However when she finally gets her chance to hang with "the queen", Felicia, she realizes the life she has is already pretty awesome.

Babymouse has a great imagination and often gets lost in her thoughts between classes. Those transitions were a little confusing the first time, but I caught on quick enough. ( )
  melissarochelle | Oct 12, 2014 |
Finally, a elementary reading level graphic novel geared towards girls! My resource room students love books that have lots of pictures and often need it to help with context, but are too old for baby books. This small, thick book makes them feel like they are reading a novel, but the expressive comic panels helps with their comprehension. The book is done all in black and white and pink, so it is a deterrent to my boys. I don't care much for the main character, who is stereotypically girlie, but if it interests my students, then I will supply it in my classroom! ( )
  mccooln | Jun 8, 2014 |
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Babymouse comic created exclusively for Amazon.com Meet Babymouse, a sassy young mouse who dreams of glamour, excitement, adventure, straight whiskers, being queen of the world, and of course, being invited to Felicia Furrypaws's oh-so-exclusive party. Readers will love Babymouse's vivid imagination--an empty locker becomes a black hole that sucks her into space, boring party becomes a Wild West adventure--and the clever illustrations and hilarious storyline of brother-sister team Matthew and Jennifer Holm.

Don't miss the second installment, Babymouse: Our Hero.

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An imaginative mouse dreams of being queen of the world, but will settle for an invitation to the most popular girl's slumber party.

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