Rock Star (Babymouse Series #4)

Rock Star (Babymouse Series #4)

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by Jennifer L. Holm, Matt Holm
     
 

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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling and 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!
 
With multiple Children's Choice awards and over 1.7 million books in print, kids, parents, and teachers agree that Babymouse is perfect for fans

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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling and 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!
 
With multiple Children's Choice awards and over 1.7 million books in print, kids, parents, and teachers agree that Babymouse is perfect for fans of Junie B. Jones, Ivy and Bean, Big Nate, Dork Diaries, and the Ramona chapter books!

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? Find out in Rock Star, the sensational 4th book in the Babymouse graphic novel series!

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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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
PW said of Babymouse, the star of brother-and-sister team Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm's new graphic novel series, "this personable, self-conscious mouse, with her penchant for pink hearts, resembles Kevin Henkes's Lilly, with some extra years of grade-school experience." Now she tries her hand (paw?) at being Babymouse: Rock Star. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Naomi Milliner
In this book by the brother-sister Holm team (no pun intended), Babymouse has music in her soul... but only sour notes in her flute. The title is misleading, as the book begins with a rock star fantasy but quickly segues into just another day. It is Babymouse's fanciful imagination that steers the disjointed story along, as one event triggers a fantasy, then the next (unrelated) event inspires another. On "another boring" Wednesday, Babymouse gets caught in the eye of an imaginary tornado and finds herself in a Wizard of Oz parody; a flute-playing fantasy transforms Babymouse into "The Famous Pied Pipermouse" who succeeds in ridding the land of rats only because her music is so bad they run in the opposite direction. For reasons that remain unclear, the apparently rich and talented Penny Poodle offers to help Babymouse become a better musician. Under Penny's tutelage, Babymouse's imagination goes into overdrive (including an homage to The Sound of Music) but her flute-playing does indeed improve. There are many more compelling and/or entertaining stories available for young readers and better graphics to go with them, but maybe that is the point. In a time when what you see is not always what you get, Babymouse is unpretentious fluff, pure and simple.
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Babymouse is spunky, ambitious, and, at times, a total dweeb. In this fourth book in the series, she daydreams of being a rock star, and her concerts and world tours are illustrated in shades of pink. Meanwhile, in her ordinary life, she enchants the audience at a student concert with her flute playing, but never gives up her dreams of stardom on the big stage. The illustrations, both pink-toned and black and white, are clever and uncluttered, making them easy to follow for a young audience. They do a fine job of showing the emotions of the endearing young mouse and her friends.-Scott La Counte, Anaheim Public Library, CA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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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."

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375832321
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/26/2006
Series:
Babymouse Series, #4
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
165,418
Product dimensions:
5.55(w) x 7.11(h) x 0.36(d)
Lexile:
GN110L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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