A few weeks ago Caramel reviewed the first book in the Babymouse series written by Jennifer Holm and illustrated by Matthew Holm: Babymouse: Queen of the World. Today he reviews the second book in the series: Babymouse: Our Hero. As usual, Sprinkles is taking notes and asking questions.
Sprinkles: So Caramel this is the second Babymouse book you are reviewing for the blog.
Caramel: Yes. I reviewed the first book a few weeks ago.
S: So this has the same characters, like Babymouse and her best friend …
S: And then there is …
S: Who is that?
C: Her brother.
S: We did not hear about Squeak much before, did we?
C: Yes, he was already in the first book, I think…
S: But he hasn’t played a big role in either book just yet. But there is someone who is playing a big role… Someone who is a big meanie…
C: Oh, yes! Felicia Furrypaws! She is pretty mean.
S: So what happens in this book?
C: They play dodgeball. Babymouse is super bad at dodgeball. In the book you learn about all these things she is good at. But the one thing she is not good at is dodgeball!
S: So ok, she is not good at dodgeball. What is she good at?
C: She’s good at avoiding chores, defying gravity, and skating a perfect figure 4.
S: What does that mean?
C: Skaters like to skate a figure 8 usually. I learned that from Schoolhouse Rock. Let’s insert the video here.
S: Sure. All the book bunnies love Schoolhouse Rock!
C: I like this video! And I like the Babymouse books!
S: Seems like it! So was this as fun as the first one?
C: They’re both good.
S: Can someone start reading Babymouse from this second book?
C: I think you can follow the story from this one but if you want to know the whole story of Babymouse, start from the first book.
S: I agree. The stories are quite independent, but the first book seems to be written with the assumption that you don’t know anything about Babymouse and this one seems to think you might know at least a little.
C: I want to read the next books now. I think Babymouse is funny!
S: Yes, she is very imaginative, right? Tell me some of the things she daydreams about in math class?
C: She pretends that she is in prison, and makes a daring escape plan. Then there is the part where she is a superhero. Then there is the part where she gets an award, but that is a dream I think, she gets an award for taking out the trash without being asked!
S: Yes, just before she wakes up in the morning, right? She seems to have a lot of difficulty waking up in the morning.
S: Do you?
C: No. Because I’m such a good little bunny.
S: That is (mostly) true. So maybe this is a good time for this good little bunny to wrap up this review. What do you think?
C: Okay. Stay tuned for more book bunny reviews!