Thursday, November 18, 2010


Babymouse #2: Our HeroBabymouse #1: Queen of the World!Title: Babymouse #1: Queen of the World! Babymouse #2: Our Hero    Author: Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Illustrator: Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication Date: 2005 - present
Genre/Format: Fiction/Graphic Novel-series   
Summary: Babymouse #2: Our Hero is about Babymouse having to face her fear of dodgeball!    
What I Think: I have to admit, I am new to Babymouse, and the first in this series was checked out of my library, but I loved #2, Our Hero.  Babymouse is a great character, she had me cracking up at her dramatic antics when it came to waking up for school, going to school, and facing dodgeball in P.E. (no, not gym class, P.E...I'm married to a P.E. teacher...).  Anyway, it's hard not to love Babymouse.  Graphic novels have been hard for me to read because there is so much to think about.  I truly believe they can be harder than reading text sometimes.  In Babymouse's case, they aren't hard to read though.  I found myself easily understanding the illustrations.  I can see how girls would fall in love with her!  
Read Together: 3 - 8
Read Alone: 3 - 8  
Read With: Moving Day (Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls) series by Meg Cabot; The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy's Great Idea graphic novels by Ann. M. Martin;
Snatch of Text: It's just too hard to quote Babymouse without the illustrations to go along with it.  You can check out her website to get an idea of the illustrations and the text: BabyMouse website .
Reading Strategies to Practice: Activating Background Knowledge, Making Connections, Making Inferences 
Writing Strategies to Practice: Personal Narrative, Characterization
Writing Prompts: Write about a time when you had to do something you didn't want to do and how you handled the situation.
Topics Covered: Friendship, Bullies, Facing Challenges  
Translated to Spanish: No

1 comment:

  1. First, LOVE your blog! THANKS for doing so much work for the rest of us!

    I'm an elementary librarian at a dual language school with a passion for writing and teaching writing.

    Just wanted to let you know that the graphic novel series Babymouse has now been translated to Spanish. I just received my book order with them in it and they were snatched up and out of the library INSTANTLY!


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