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Babymouse, Rock Star by Jennifer L. Holm

Babymouse, Rock Star

by Jennifer L. Holm

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This graphic novel teaches the valuable lesson of "practice makes perfect." Babymouse wants to be the best at playing the flute, but every time she tries, it squeeks, and she gets laughed at. Finally, one of her friends explains to her that she can't be good at playing the flute unless she practices. After practicing her tail off, she makes it to tryouts, and ends up being close to the first chair, and makes her family proud. She is now that much closer to reaching her dreams. I would recommend this book to an elementary student needing some type of encouragement. Even I need to be reminded that I can't go anywhere unless I practice. ( )
  ColemanRybolt | Oct 27, 2016 |
In this story, Babymouse dreams of being a rock star. What brought this dream on is the fact that she is in band practice at school. The bad news is that she is absolutely horrible at playing the flute and is the worst player in the band. Her arch-nemesis, Felicia Furrypaws, is also in the band, and also plays the flute, but is slightly better than Babymouse. Babymouse is determined not to be last chair again this year like she was last year. When she helps Penny Poodle, Penny reveals that she is a good flute player and begins to teach Babymouse how to play. The only question is whether Babymouse has enough time to improve enough to become a better musician than Felicia. ( )
  mb1247 | Apr 6, 2016 |
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  trexm5qp7 | May 8, 2015 |
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  leithe | Apr 17, 2012 |
This book keeps you chuckling from start to finish. The story leads the reader through Baby Mouse’s dreams of becoming a Rock Star. Punctuated with dream sequences that reference Alice in Wonderland and The Pied Piper, Baby Mouse tries her best to play her way out of the last chair. With hard work and a little help from her friend finally succeeds. Baby Mouse learned that the technical side of music has its place but simply enjoying the music is just as important
  jamie_lanell | Nov 2, 2010 |
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Babymouse loves music – unfortunately, music doesn’t love her back. Babymouse struggles to learn the flute well enough to at least not be last chair for school concerts.
Babymouse is a fun read, obviously directed to elementary school girls. Her constant daydreaming will no doubt be familiar to a lot of readers, as will her honest efforts for everything to turn out right at the end.
This is a good book for talking about the difference between technical proficiency and passion. The references to classical literature (Pied Piper of Hamlin, Wizard of Oz) also make a lovely side note for a classroom, and reward for an independent reader.
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Babymouse is a legend, a siren, a rock star…at least in her own mind. Babymouse is a typical kid (aside from the whiskers and tail) with a big, big fantasy life to help her through the hazards of public school life: school buses, broken lockers, bullies, math class. But then there's her beloved band. She has music in her soul, if not actually in her flute. This year, though, things are going to be different. She's going to be the star of the concert. Or at least move up from last chair.

The sister-and-brother team of Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm have attained perfect pitch with Babymouse, who stars in her own series of graphic novels, including Babymouse: Queen of the World and Babymouse: Beach Babe. Illustrated in black and white for her humdrum daily existence, the scenery turns decidedly pink as Babymouse stage-dives into her imaginary world. Reluctant and avid readers alike will happily devour every book in the series, and wait eagerly for more. --Emilie Coulter

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Move over Mozart! Babymouse has music in her soul...but sadly, not in her flute. Will Babymouse ever hit the right note? Will she be the star of the school concert, or is her musical career all washed up before it's even started?

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