A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this book.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this delightful series about the lovable Babymouse and her world is a great comic book for beginning readers who need a break from the early chapter books they're trying so hard to conquer. The illustrations and story fit perfectly together, there are positive lessons throughout, especially about staying positive, and Babymouse is a great role model for kids who sometimes feel like the underdog.
What's the story?
Babymouse is a sweet and caring mouse who sometimes gets down that she can't do everything perfectly. She often imagines herself as the successful lead in children's books and movies like Charlotte's Web, Star Wars, and The Wizard of Oz, but things don't always work out so perfectly in real life. With the help of friends and teachers, Babymouse learns that working hard and staying positive is the way to succeed in everything she tries.
Is it any good?
The BABYMOUSE books are fun and entertaining reads that teach kids that it's OK to fail and, with the help of friends and family, success can always be right around the corner. Babymouse's good attitude and lively conversations with the author and illustrator of her story -- that fourth wall is broken down quickly! -- make reading these comic books extra engaging. Kids will love the cute and busy pink, black, and white illustrations filled with clever details and asides almost as much as the laugh-out-loud storylines.
Babymouse loves pink, and the illustrations by Matthew Holm are a pink lover's dream. The black, white, and pink illustrations perfectly show Babymouse as fun and cute with a perky personality. And, even though she loves pink, Babymouse isn't afraid to get out there and slay dragons and race cars with the best of all her boy friends. The panels are easy to follow and the illustrations show emotion well.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about using their imagination. Babymouse often imagines herself as the main character in famous children's books and movies. What books and movies would you like to jump into? What characters would you like to be?
Oftentimes, Babymouse gets down on herself because she feels that she's not good enough at different things she tries to do. Are there things that you feel you could be better at? How do you think you could improve? How does a positive attitude help?
Babymouse has a great friend called Wilson. Who are your good friends? How do you help them out when they are feeling down about something? Do they help you out when you need a hand?