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Great for beginning and/or reluctant readers. The series about a sassy mouse also showcases the trials and tribulations of elementary school in such a way that gives readers an opportunity to relate to their own personal experiences, and build and grow from them just as Babymouse does.
Throughout the series, Babymouse is always learning very important lessons -- sometimes she wants to hear them, sometimes she doesn't. An underlying component of the series is that negativity only hurts; it never helps. Babymouse often is discouraged or frustrated by her inability to do everything right, but she is constantly reminded that with the help of her friends, a little hard work, and a dash of positivity she can be successful in anything she tries.
Positive Role Models
Babymouse is a great role model for kids who are just learning that not everything in life is easy. Everyone feels down sometimes, but that negativity isn't going to help the situation. Babymouse learns that by accepting help from others and staying positive, she can be a great success. She might fail at first, but Babymouse always works hard to succeed in the end.
There is one big bully at Babymouse's school -- Felicia Furrypaws -- who delivers some mild put-downs, but Babymouse and her friends don't let it get them down.
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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.
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.
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