BABYMOUSE by Jennifer L. Holm

BABYMOUSE

Beach Babe
by , illustrated by
Age Range: 6 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

The little mouse with the big personality skips through a third set of mini trials and triumphs, presented in two-color graphic novel-style panels. Having daydreamed her way through the last day of school (“Good-bye, dumb fractions!”) and even cleaned out her locker, Babymouse bounds eagerly into the car for a getaway to the beach. But what with crowds, surfboard wipeouts, sunburn, the odd shark and trying to keep adoring little sibling Squeak at arm’s length (which isn’t quite far enough to avoid the fallout, so to speak, of occasional bouts of motion sickness), the vacation starts to look like a big fizzle: “Typical!” to quote Babymouse’s watchword. Pairing short bits of text in a “hand-lettered” font to small but clear scenes drawn with dark lines and pink highlights, the authors tell a quick, funny tale that ends on a warm note, with Babymouse discovering that wipeouts are more fun when shared with her biggest little fan. Emergent readers will cheer “Babymouse!” right along with Squeak. (Graphic novel. 6-8)

Pub Date: May 23rd, 2006
ISBN: 0-375-83231-9
Page count: 96pp
Publisher: Random House
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2006




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