Saturday, August 15, 2009
Babymouse #11: Dragonslayer by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
On August 25, Babymouse is back, and this time it's up to a hero on her school's Mathletes team to win back the coveted Golden Slide Rule from rival team, the Owlgorithms. The hero certainly can't be Babymouse because she's no good at math...or is she?
As always, Babymouse's imagination runs rampant as she daydreams about being a dragonslayer, a hobbit, one of the children in the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and more. Children who are familiar with these classic tales will find the references hilarious, but you don't have to know those books to enjoy this installment of Babymouse. It's full of the familiar snarky back and forth comments between the narrator and Babymouse and the funny situations Babymouse always seems to get herself into. And of course, Matthew Holm's black, white, and pink illustrations and the graphic novel format will make this a book that kids will want to read again and again.
I love the Babymouse books because of their kid-friendly format and because they reach out to a variety of readers from the most voracious bookworms to the most reluctant.
Random House Books for Young Readers | August 25, 2009 | ISBN: 978-0375857126 | Source: Review copy from publisher