Extreme Babymouse (Babymouse Series #17)

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Grab your board! The powder's fresh and Babymouse is hitting the slopes in the 17th installment of the popular, award-winning graphic novel series by Matthew Holm and three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm! (Uh, snowboarding, Babymouse? Is that really a good idea? You don't exactly have a good history with . . . er, being outside). Will Babymouse make it off the bunny slope? Will this winter be extreme—or just extremely lame? And does locker really have a cousin?  Find out in EXTREME ...
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Overview

Grab your board! The powder's fresh and Babymouse is hitting the slopes in the 17th installment of the popular, award-winning graphic novel series by Matthew Holm and three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm! (Uh, snowboarding, Babymouse? Is that really a good idea? You don't exactly have a good history with . . . er, being outside). Will Babymouse make it off the bunny slope? Will this winter be extreme—or just extremely lame? And does locker really have a cousin?  Find out in EXTREME Babymouse! Snowy Mountain will never be the same! 
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Erika Clark
Day in and day out, Babymouse dreams of “shredding down the mountains” and enjoying extreme snowboarding. But when she thinks that only her schoolmates will enjoy the slops, her mother shares how the family will be able to snowboard during the upcoming weekend. By staying in a cabin on Snowy Mountain, Babymouse will be able to hit the Half-Pipe in no time! But when Babymouse sees the less fancy cabin in the petrifying woods and the mysterious rental lockers in the old ski village, her excitement begin to diminish. Then events take a turn for the worst when Babymouse forgets one important rule from her instructor and ignores her “inner voice.” This graphic story is a fun, short, and relatable, which includes all of Babymouse’s entertaining imagination and thoughts. The authors do a great job using dialogue, illustrations, and text features to show how the main character evolves throughout the plot. In addition, the creative illustrations truly capture the main character’s emotions and relationship to other characters. Book seventeen in the “Babymouse” series. Reviewer: Erika Clark; Ages 7 to 11.
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Babymouse + snowboard = many faceplants on the way to wisdom and cupcakes. In her 17th outing, Babymouse's yearning to join the latest craze at school actually results in a trip to Snowy Mountain--not to the plush resort itself, but to the cobwebby cabin of a family friend: "Where's the hot tub?" "I think you'll be lucky to have hot water, Babymouse." "Typical." It's a long day on the training slope ("What did you learn on your first day of snowboarding, Babymouse?" "The true meaning of pain"). A timely recollection of her instructor's cautionary "go at your own pace and always listen to your inner voice" keeps her out of deadly Half-Pipe Alley despite a sneering classmate's dare, leaving her enjoying a snack at the resort as the aforementioned tormentor wipes out big time. Presented in the customary mix of thick-lined drawings with pink highlights, easy-to-read dialogue in balloons and occasional interjections from the outside, the tale positively shreds its way down the narrative slope for an awesome stick. Extremely entertaining. (Graphic fiction. 7-12)
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Here's what people are saying about Babymouse!

The Chicago Sun-Times:
"Move over, Superman, here comes Babymouse!"

Starred Review, The Horn Book:
"Nobody puts Babymouse in the corner!"

Booklist:
"Cute, smart, sassy Babymouse is fun and funny, and this book, like its predecessors, will draw reluctant readers as well as Babymouse fans."

The Bulletin:
"An almost absurdly likeable heroine."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307931603
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 1/8/2013
  • Series: Babymouse Series , #17
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 124,963
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: GN240L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Brother-and-sister team MATTHEW HOLM and JENNIFER L. HOLM  are both avid skiiers, though Jennifer did learn to snowboard while writing this book (she still can't sit down). They're pretty sure that with a little more practice, they could both totally be epic. Today, Jennifer is the New York Times bestselling author of several highly acclaimed novels, including three Newbery Honor-winners, Our Only May Amelia, Penny from Heaven, and Turtle in Paradise. Matthew Holm is a graphic designer and freelance writer. They are also the creators of the Squish series.
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    Posted February 11, 2013

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    i lov babymouse!

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    Posted February 4, 2013

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    I LOVE BABYMOUSE! It is the book that got me reading. I would ever have started reading if not for Jennifer and Matthew Holm!

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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