The Resource Babymouse : beach babe, by Jennifer Holm & Matthew Holm

Babymouse : beach babe, by Jennifer Holm & Matthew Holm

Label
Babymouse : beach babe
Title
Babymouse
Title remainder
beach babe
Title number
03
Title part
beach babe!
Statement of responsibility
by Jennifer Holm & Matthew Holm
Title variation
  • Baby mouse : beach babe
  • Beach babe
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
During summer vacation, Babymouse heads to the beach for a fun-filled week of sun, sand, and surfing where she encounters a shark, which puts quite a damper on her dreams of being a surfing star
Member of
Pace
Tone
Character
Illustration
Review
  • Gr. 4-6. If Ian Falconers pig Olivia grew a few years and turned into a mouse, she would be Babymouse. In this third hyperkinetic, pink-washed adventure, as frolicsome and breathlessly paced as the previous two, the squiggly whiskered heroine heads for a family summer on the beach. Packed with the energy of 100 kids, she launches a catastrophic surfing career and tries to keep little brother Squeak out of her fur. Adventurous and refusing to stick to gender-stereotyped pursuits, Babymouse is on the lookout for a partner to share her flights of fancy. A slight penchant for selfishness notwithstanding, before the summer is through, she realizes that the perfect playmate has been sitting right under her pink nose all along. Both story and art take full advantage of the lively possibilities of Babymouse turned loose from school (where teachers educate via the blah blah blah method) to explore the larger world with an imagination run wild. -- Jesse Karp (Reviewed 03-15-2006) (Booklist, vol 102, number 14, p56)
  • Gr 1-3 –Babymouse’s family spends summer vacation at the beach. During boring or difficult times, the young mouse uses her imagination to take her to far more interesting and exciting places. Her younger brother wants to play with her, but, like most big sisters, Babymouse wants nothing to do with him. When he runs away, she realizes how important he is to her, and how much fun they can have. The story moves quickly, and readers are sure to notice that whenever Babymouse has trouble with a character, it is illustrated as a cat. The black-and-white cartoons are highlighted with splashes of pink that become darker when the action intensifies. This book will be popular with young graphic novel fans as well as devotees of the genre in general, especially reluctant readers.–Ronnie Gordon, Brooklyn Public Library, NY --Ronnie Gordon (Reviewed July 1, 2006) (School Library Journal, vol 52, issue 7, p128)
  • The little mouse with the big personality skips through a third set of mini trials and triumphs, presented in two-color graphic novel-style panels. Having daydreamed her way through the last day of school ("Good-bye, dumb fractions!") and even cleaned out her locker, Babymouse bounds eagerly into the car for a getaway to the beach. But what with crowds, surfboard wipeouts, sunburn, the odd shark and trying to keep adoring little sibling Squeak at arm's length (which isn't quite far enough to avoid the fallout, so to speak, of occasional bouts of motion sickness), the vacation starts to look like a big fizzle: "Typical!" to quote Babymouse's watchword. Pairing short bits of text in a "hand-lettered" font to small but clear scenes drawn with dark lines and pink highlights, the authors tell a quick, funny tale that ends on a warm note, with Babymouse discovering that wipeouts are more fun when shared with her biggest little fan. Emergent readers will cheer "Babymouse!" right along with Squeak. (Graphic novel. 6-8) (Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 2006)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
145926
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holm, Jennifer L
Dewey number
741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Elementary Grade
Interest level
Lower Grades
LC call number
PN6727.H592
LC item number
B25 2006
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 3
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
Reading level
  • 2.0.
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Holm, Matthew
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Babymouse
Series volume
3
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vacations
  • Beaches
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Heroes
  • Mice
  • Animals
  • Vacations
  • Beaches
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Heroes
  • Mice
  • Animals
  • Cartoons and comics
  • Animals
  • Beaches
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Heroes
  • Mice
  • Vacations
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Babymouse : beach babe, by Jennifer Holm & Matthew Holm
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm58720631
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
91 pages
Isbn
9780756983451
Lccn
2005046465
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)58720631
Label
Babymouse : beach babe, by Jennifer Holm & Matthew Holm
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm58720631
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
91 pages
Isbn
9780756983451
Lccn
2005046465
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)58720631

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