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. Then soon after, he reviewed the second book in the series: Babymouse: Our Hero. Today he wanted to talk about the third book: Babymouse: Beach Babe. As usual, Sprinkles is taking notes and asking questions.
Sprinkles: So Caramel, you are still excited to talk about Babymouse!
S: So what is this book about?
C: Babymouse is going to the beach.
S: What happens then?
C: She tries to learn to surf and keeps on crashing into the waves. She also looks for sea shells. She sees a shark when she is scuba-diving. And she plays with her brother.
S: Oh, so finally Babymouse’s little brother Squeak comes into play!
S: Does Babymouse get along well with her brother?
C: Not exactly.
S: You reviewed another book about a little brother not being treated well by his big sister. Do you remember?
C: Yes! Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid!
S: Is Squeak like Stink?
C: No. One: he is not human. Two: Stink was about how Stink saw the world. In this one there is a narrator…
S: I think there was a narrator in Stink too, but the narrator focused on Stink and what he thought. Here we are more focused on Babymouse, the sister, not the brother. Right?
S: So Caramel, you are now reading chapter books and other bigger kid books. What appeals to you so much in these Babymouse books? Are they not for younger kids?
C: They can be for younger kids (or bunnies!) but the Babymouse books are humorous and fun for bigger kids to read too. Or bunnies. Marshmallow loves them too!
S: That’s true. I saw how she was waiting eagerly for you to finish them so she could read them right after! And they are a bit longer than books for really little bunnies, right?
C: Yes. This one is over ninety pages. Actually it is ninety-one pages exactly.
S: That is a lot of pages. And on each page, all sorts of fun and weird things happen. Babymouse does have a huge imagination.
S: And so do you. Is that part of why you love to read these books?
C: Yes. I think she is funny, and sometimes very talented in coming up with crazy ideas. At some point she pretends that she is a mermaid, she says a mermouse!
S: That sounds fun! So do you want to rate this book, too, like we did the last week’s book? We find three words to describe the book.
S: So what three words would you use for this book?
C: Hilarious, delightful, crazy imagination.
S: Well, that is four words, but that’s okay. Let me add my words, too. Creative, fun, pink.
C: Yes, those words work too.
S: So then we can wrap this up. What do you say?
C: Stay tuned for more book bunny reviews!