Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Babymouse: Our Hero

Babymouse: Our Hero

Jennifer L. Holm , Matthew Holm
Graphic Novel  Series
For ages 7 to 10
Random House, 2005   ISBN: 978-0375832307

Babymouse has missed the school bus again and her day seems to get steadily worse as it progresses. Her locker eats her homework and she has to do fractions in math class. Then, to add insult to injury, she discovers that they are going to be doing dodgeball in gym the following week. Babymouse is terrible at dodgeball whereas Felicia Furrypaws – Babymouse’s mortal enemy – is very good at the game. Dear me Babymouse, how on earth are you going to survive this new nightmare?

Once again Babymouse has her highly active imagination to fortify her, to help hear bear the setbacks that seem to dog her life. In her imagination she can be a hero who saves the day.

This deliciously funny graphic novel continues the saga of Babymouse as she does her best to stumble her way through her school life. Once again the authors maintain a hilarious side dialogue between Babymouse and the reader. Babymouse talks to her audience drawing them in, making friends of them and soon readers find themselves caught up in her world, her problems, and her triumphs. Surely Babymouse will be able to find a way to get through the dodgeball game in one piece.

Readers may enjoy visiting the Babymouse Website.