Caramel just recently got introduced to the Babymouse series written by Jennifer L. Holm and illustrated by Matthew Holm. He really enjoyed the adventures of this feisty little mouse and today he shares with us his thoughts on the first book of the series: Babymouse: Queen of the World. As usual, Sprinkles is taking notes and asking followup questions.
Sprinkles: So Caramel what do you want to tell us about this book?
Caramel: This is a good book if you like stories about mice.
S: Well, do you like stories about mice?
S: Tell me more.
C: There is this mouse named Babymouse and she is going to school and her teacher is a hippo, and her best friend is a weasel named Wilson. He always reads comic books in class.
S: Hmm. So the characters are all different kinds of animals then. Right?
C: Yes, there is also a popular cat. Her name is Felicia Furrypaws. She is mean.
S: Oh, yes according to the trailer of the book series, Felicia is one of Babymouse’s enemies. And another one of her enemies is her locker! Here is that trailer.
C: This is a funny trailer, but it is true. Babymouse has big dreams and wild imagination.
S: So what does that mean? In this book what kinds of dreams does she have? Tell me about one of her imaginary adventures.
C: There is this part where Babymouse is a queen and she gives the order to behead the mean cat Felicia. “Off with her head!”
S: Just like the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland? Of course that is not very nice and it is probably not really happening.
C: No of course not. Babymouse is imagining things.
S: So this is the first book of a series which has twenty books so far.
C: We have to read all of them!
S: So you liked Babymouse that much?
C: Yep! She is funny! I read it in one day and then reread it again and again already.
S: You reviewed graphic novels before. Which ones do you think this is similar to?
C: It’s kind of similar to the Bad Guys books. It is about the same length and size. Same thickness. But there might be more small pictures on each page of this one.
S: Yes, I think there are more frames per page in this book. But it also reminded me a bit of the Narwhal and Jelly books you like so much .
C: Yes, the characters are different types of animals but they are behaving like little kids (or little bunnies I should have said).
S: Kind of like a fable then, right?
C: Yes, kind of.
S: They are about animals, but then again they are not aiming to give us a moral lesson necessarily.
C: No, but you still get something out of them.
S: Like what?
C: Like in this book Babymouse learns that popularity is not important, but having good friends is.
S: Well, that is a good message!
C: And I think I will remember it. But now time to wrap up! Stay tuned for more book bunny reviews!