Queen of the World! (Babymouse Series #1)

Queen of the World! (Babymouse Series #1)

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by Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm
     
 

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With multiple Children's Choice Awards and over 1.8 million books sold, kids, parents, and teachers agree that Babymouse is perfect for fans of Junie B. Jones, Ivy and Bean, Bad Kitty, and Dork Diaries!

Meet Babymouse—Her dreams are big! Her imagination is wild! Her whiskers are ALWAYS a mess! In her mind, she's Queen of the World! In real

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With multiple Children's Choice Awards and over 1.8 million books sold, kids, parents, and teachers agree that Babymouse is perfect for fans of Junie B. Jones, Ivy and Bean, Bad Kitty, and Dork Diaries!

Meet Babymouse—Her dreams are big! Her imagination is wild! Her whiskers are ALWAYS a mess! In her mind, she's Queen of the World! In real life…she's not even Queen of the lunch table.

NEW YORK TIMES bestselling, three-time Newbery Honor winning author Jennifer Holm teams up with Matthew Holm to bring you a fully illustrated graphic novel series packed with humor and kid appeal—BABYMOUSE! It's the same thing every day for Babymouse. Where is the glamour? The excitement? The fame?!? Nothing ever changes, until…Babymouse hears about Felicia Furrypaws's exclusive slumber party. Will Babymouse get invited? Will her best friend, Wilson, forgive her if she misses their monster movie marathon? Find out in Babymouse #1: Queen of the World! All new BABYMOUSE BONUS: How to Draw Babymouse & Create-Your-Own-Comic!

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."

Kirkus Reviews:
"Emergent readers will cheer 'Babymouse!'"

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Jennifer Holm (Our Only May Amelia) and her brother Matthew Holm, a graphic designer, make an incursion on Captain Underpants territory with these comic books about a girl mouse. Both tales share eye-grabbing black-and-pink graphics, and a perceptible Spiegelman influence simmers in the energetic ink illustrations of the dot-eyed heroine. Queen of the World! introduces Babymouse and her nemesis, a popular cat named Felicia Furrypaws. Babymouse desperately wants an invitation to Felicia's slumber party (which she feels could confer "queen" status), although her best friend Wilson the Weasel expects her to watch monster movies with him that night. Fantasy sequences testify to Babymouse's reading habit and active imagination: in one reverie, she's Babymouserella, transformed into a princess by "fairy godweasel" Wilson, but undone by Felicia on the way to the ball ("In `Cinderella,' the mouse pulls the carriage. Duh!"). A sequel, Our Hero, centers on a gym class where unathletic Babymouse faces dodgeball whiz Felicia. Before the competition, Babymouse daydreams of boot camp, stomps on her antagonist as "Babymousezilla" and indulges in a Peter Pan sequence where a combined Felicia-Hook makes her walk the plank into the jaws of a crocodile (who doubles as the gym teacher). The Holms make humorous allusions to novels and movies, and interject sympathetic remarks from an offstage narrator. This personable, self-conscious mouse, with her penchant for pink hearts, resembles Kevin Henkes's Lilly, with some extra years of grade-school experience. Ages 7-10. (Dec.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
The graphic novel format has arrived in the elementary school with a charming anthropomorphic heroine with whom female readers in particular can identify. As she goes through her boring, frustrating daily routine at home and school, Babymouse wonders where the glamour and adventure can be. Her friend and helpmate since kindergarten has been Wilson the Weasel; her nemesis the popular and snooty Felicia Furrypaws. Babymouse's wide-ranging imagination offers her adventures while she waits in vain for an invitation to Felicia's slumber party. When she finally gets one, she realizes the value of a real friend. With only a black felt marker and pink washes, the artists create the cartoon characters and simple settings. The visual narrative is presented in a variety of frames and vignettes, with most of the text in speech balloons, as is standard in comic strips. There is a driving energy to the drawings, along with animation, dramatic adventures, and lots of fun. 2005, Random House Children's Books, Ages 7 to 10.
—Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
Kirkus Reviews
In a graphic novelette illustrated in minimal, twocolor style, the Holms introduce a small, klutzy mouse with a very big imagination. Babymouse compensates for the lack of glamour, excitement and adventure in her everyday life by mentally casting herself as Queen, as a space explorer, as star of "Babymouse vs. the Squid," and more at the drop of a hatall while fretting that she hasn't been invited to nemesis Felicia Furrypaws' slumber party. But, finally trading her book report for an invitation, she discovers that the party's a mean and gossipy boreso it's off to steady friend Wilson the Weasel's for cupcakes and a horror movie. Young readers will happily fall in line to follow Babymouse through both ordinary pratfalls ("Typical!" is her watchword) and extraordinary flights of fancyboth of which continue in Babymouse, Our Hero ($5.95, ISBN 0375832300; PLB $12.99, ISBN 0375932305). (Graphic fiction. 79)
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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:
9780375832291
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
12/27/2005
Series:
Babymouse Series, #1
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
75,399
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 7.06(h) x 0.37(d)
Lexile:
GN180L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Brother-and-sister team Matthew Holm and Jennifer L. Holm grew up playing with stuffed mice. 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.

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Queen of the World! (Babymouse Series #1) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really like this book because its funny and cool and i really love comedy
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow. I can't say how much I love Babymouse. She's sassy, she's funny...and she's got great style, too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the best as soon as I read it I started to get all the other book . I have# 1,2,3,4,5,6,and8. I love them all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There's a new heroine in town -- she arrived sometime before or after Santa did this past holiday. Her name is BABYMOUSE, and she's pert, saucy, full of imagination, a put-down attitude, but she must be pretty smart because she keeps puddles of books on the floor around her bed! There's a new heroine in town, she arrived sometime before or after Santa did this past holiday. Her name is BABYMOUSE, and she's pert, saucy, full of imagination, a put-down attitude, but she must be pretty smart because there are puddles of books on the floor around her bed! Babymouse finds her life a might dull each day - clean teeth, brush whiskers, yada - yada- yada! At school the same -- a locker that's stuck until she gives it a number of 'Bang Bangs', and oh dear, there's a library book overdue. And there goes her imagination¿ a tiara, flowers for her fame, she's become the Queen! Oops, not this time. But she'd settle for assistant queen. Uh, uh, no, no, -- according to everyone - Felicia Furrypaws is the Queen. But Babymouse has friends, like Wilson the Weasel, since kindergarten, who rescues her stuck locker and invites her over for movies. Speaking of movies, Babymouse's imagination is at work: '¿But in my line of work, you see it all. ¿suspicions ¿ clamming up¿ and Babymouse is a private investigator.' Wouldn't you know it, when a note gets passed in class through her, teacher pounces on Babymouse as the culprit¿ gulp! principal's office. Will she be invited to Felicia's slumber part? Maybe I can bribe her, she thinks. Hmm! Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm are the illustrious creators, presenting their heroine's stories in cartoon cut-out fashion, in colors of white, pink, and black, with her name BABYMOUSE on the front cover, in shining silver! Young minds will cheer for Babymouse no matter what, and will think up ways on how they can help her meet her career goals!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Babymouse. A name that will be remembered by many. A sassy, cupcake-loving mouse with messy whiskers ("Hey!") and a spunky fashion sense. Dealing with dumb lockers, stupid buses, rude mean girl cliques, and annoying little brothers. Ah, a normal day in the life of Babymouse. I'm extremely glad that I randomly picked up a Babymouse book in my school library one day. Heck, I don't know when! Babymouse Queen of the World was a great read. The start of a truly amazing series. Some will underestimate Babymouse and her locker. Some will despise them. But I, for one, am on Team Babymouse. If you're looking for a bright, pink, spunky graphic novel, then DO NOT hesitate to pick up this book. If anyone asks any questions, then say, "Sssshhhh!! I'm READING HERE!!" and keep on reading. If you don't really like pink, but more of a green, look for Squish the amoeba! Wilson the Weasel is most likely the best friend ever. Felecia can go throw herself in a trash can. Penny Poodle has a nice hair-do and is quite a good musician. The locker is full of doom! Time-traveling, futuristic, surreal-- Babymouse is all of that summed up into about 99 pages. Annoying siblings-- Most of us it's 'been there done that'. Dumb lockers-- Middle-schoolers and High-schoolers will definitely get this grudge. Mean popular cliques-- Almost everyone has seen these. Nobody who has read any of the Babymouse series will say, 'Oh, it's just Babymouse.' I don't know anybody who doesn't love Babymouse. Sweet, sassy, spunky, cupcakes, lockers of doom, cliques, best friends, siblings. Only a few of the many words to describe Babymouse and her life. Babymouse is entertaining to young readers and older readers. Best. Book. Ever.
thamy1973 More than 1 year ago
Little girls who read can learn about things of the daily life and can learn how to react to this stuff.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There's a new heroine in town, she arrived sometime before or after Santa did this past holiday. Her name is BABYMOUSE, and she's pert, saucy, full of imagination, a put-down attitude, but she must be pretty smart because she keeps puddles of books on the floor around her bed! Babymouse find her life a might dull, doing the same things each day - clean teeth, brush whiskers, yada - yada- yada! At school the same -- a locker that's stuck until she gives it a number 'Bang Bangs', and oh dear, there's a library book overdue. And there goes her imagination¿ a tiara, flowers for her fame, she's become the Queen! Oops, not this time. But she'd settle for assistant queen. Uh, uh, no, no, -- according to everyone - Felicia Furrypaws is the Queen. But Babymouse has friends, like Wilson the Weasel, since kindergarten, who rescues her stuck locker and invites her over for movies. Speaking of movies, Babymouse's imagination at work: '¿But in my line of work, you see it all. ¿suspicions ¿ clamming up¿ and Babymouse is a private investigator.', as a note gets passed in class through her, but teacher pounces on Babymouse as the culprit¿ gulp! principal's office. Will she be invited to Felicia's slumber part? Can I bribe her ? Hmm! Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm are the illustrious creators, presenting their heroine's stories in cartoon cut-out fashion, in colors of white, pink, and black, with her name BABYMOUSE on the front cover, in shining silver! Young minds will cheer for Babymouse no matter what, and will think up ways on they can help her meet her career goals!
Anonymous 28 days ago
Ever since i found out babymouse existed, i was completely obsessed. I love to read, and i love books with humor EXACTLY like babymouse. My age is suited for that kinda stuff.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I luv this book
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so cute i'm 12 years old and i love this book! i would recommend this book for little kids!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Babymouse: Queen of the World! by brother and sister team Jennifer and Matthew Holm is a graphic novel based on a middle-school-aged mouse. The comic book style text flows nicely from page to page appearing in different forms and fashions which make reading this book very enjoyable. The black, white, and pink ink illustrations are in an artistic cartoon format and seem to jump out at the reader from page to page helping the reader see into Babymouse¿s imagination and creativity. The illustrations greatly represent real life of a young teenager. Babymouse can easily be identified with by teens in her battles with popularity, friendship, and ordinary daily life. Babymouse wants to break away from the same old typical day-in-day-out routine. In this book, she finally gets the invitation to popularity she thinks she needs but comes to realize her world was not so bad after all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There's a new heroine in town, she arrived sometime before or after Santa did this past holiday. Her name is BABYMOUSE, and she's pert, saucy, full of imagination, a put-down attitude, but she must be pretty smart because she keeps puddles of books on the floor around her bed! Babymouse find her life a might dull, doing the same things each day - clean teeth, brush whiskers, yada - yada- yada! At school the same -- a locker that's stuck until she gives it a number 'Bang Bangs', and oh dear, there's a library book overdue. And there goes her imagination¿ a tiara, flowers for her fame, she's become the Queen! Oops, not this time. But she'd settle for assistant queen. Uh, uh, no, no, -- according to everyone - Felicia Furrypaws is the Queen. But Babymouse has friends, like Wilson the Weasel, since kindergarten, who rescues her stuck locker and invites her over for movies. Speaking of movies, Babymouse's imagination at work: '¿But in my line of work, you see it all. ¿suspicions ¿ clamming up¿ and Babymouse is a private investigator.', as a note gets passed in class through her, but teacher pounces on Babymouse as the culprit¿ gulp! principal's office. Will she be invited to Felicia's slumber part? Can I bribe her ? Hmm! Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm are the illustrious creators, presenting their heroine's stories in cartoon cut-out fashion, in colors of white, pink, and black, with her name BABYMOUSE on the front cover, in shining silver! Young minds will cheer for Babymouse no matter what, and will think up ways on they can help her meet her career goals!