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Dust off your dancing shoes. Babymouse and the gang are taking center stage in the feel-good book of the season! Will Babymouse get the lead in the school musical or will Felicia Furrypaws steal the show? Find out in Babymouse: The Musical ! Filled with highsteps and high jinks and starring the critically acclaimed, award-winning Babymouse as herself, this showstopper will Dust off your dancing shoes. Babymouse and the gang are taking center stage in the feel-good book of the season! Will Babymouse get the lead in the school musical or will Felicia Furrypaws steal the show? Find out in Babymouse: The Musical ! Filled with highsteps and high jinks and starring the critically acclaimed, award-winning Babymouse as herself, this showstopper will have you tapping your toes and singing along!


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Dust off your dancing shoes. Babymouse and the gang are taking center stage in the feel-good book of the season! Will Babymouse get the lead in the school musical or will Felicia Furrypaws steal the show? Find out in Babymouse: The Musical ! Filled with highsteps and high jinks and starring the critically acclaimed, award-winning Babymouse as herself, this showstopper will Dust off your dancing shoes. Babymouse and the gang are taking center stage in the feel-good book of the season! Will Babymouse get the lead in the school musical or will Felicia Furrypaws steal the show? Find out in Babymouse: The Musical ! Filled with highsteps and high jinks and starring the critically acclaimed, award-winning Babymouse as herself, this showstopper will have you tapping your toes and singing along!

30 review for The Musical

  1. 4 out of 5

    Calista

    I got a Musical A+ for knowing all the musical references in here! I'm am a musical theatre geek. I love musicals. This is my favorite Babymouse story as she is trying out for the school musical. I would have her problem of getting my left and right mixed up. All our characters are here and there is music. Babymouse can sing. A great story for kids out there and anyone who likes the trials of babymouse. I am really enjoying these as they have grown on me.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Brandy

    I know I said the novelty is wearing off this series, but this volume won me back. Babymouse dreams of being in the spotlight--this time as the star of the school musical--but the spotlight goes instead to familiar rival Felicia Furrypaws. Babymouse isn't completely out, though: she's cast as the understudy, so we can only hope that Felicia gets sick at the last minute. Will it happen, and will Babymouse be able to handle the role? 10 volumes in and Babymouse hasn't changed much--either as a char I know I said the novelty is wearing off this series, but this volume won me back. Babymouse dreams of being in the spotlight--this time as the star of the school musical--but the spotlight goes instead to familiar rival Felicia Furrypaws. Babymouse isn't completely out, though: she's cast as the understudy, so we can only hope that Felicia gets sick at the last minute. Will it happen, and will Babymouse be able to handle the role? 10 volumes in and Babymouse hasn't changed much--either as a character or as a series. Babymouse herself is still caught up in her own imagination, and the narrator still communicates through snarky asides. The musical-theatre theme of this volume means daydreams and narrator asides spoofing other musicals--Phantom of the Opera (or Locker in this case), The Lion King, Annie, and more. The narrator's Gilbert & Sullivan riff was a personal favorite ("I am the very model of a graphic novel narrator / I have information on the action, scenery, and characters / I tell the reader when you're in Antarctica or Paris or-- / when your locker's trying to ensnare you with its tentacles!") There's less interaction with other characters in this volume than in previous--Babymouse is cheered on by new-kid Henry and less abused by Felicia, but her actual friends are, at best, background. Still, for fans of the series, this is another great entry, recommended for all ages (but mostly ages 3-5).

  3. 5 out of 5

    Laura5

    I think this is my favorite of all the babymouse books. Laughed the hardest at "I am the very model of a graphic novel narrator."

  4. 4 out of 5

    Nicola Mansfield

    This is a Cybils nominee and, dare I say it, my first Babymouse book. Sure I've seen them lined up at the library, even peeked inside them, but I don't have any daughters and my son freaks if the colour pink gets too close to him so I haven't had an excuse. Now, finally I have a real reason to read Babymouse! This was absolutely wonderful! Babymouse (as I'm sure almost everyone already knows) is an adorable character; she's a bit of a klutz and rather a goof at times but she's got lots of friend This is a Cybils nominee and, dare I say it, my first Babymouse book. Sure I've seen them lined up at the library, even peeked inside them, but I don't have any daughters and my son freaks if the colour pink gets too close to him so I haven't had an excuse. Now, finally I have a real reason to read Babymouse! This was absolutely wonderful! Babymouse (as I'm sure almost everyone already knows) is an adorable character; she's a bit of a klutz and rather a goof at times but she's got lots of friends and has lots of fun. Well Felicia Furrypaws doesn't like her but then she's a cat. Babymouse gets the part of the understudy to Felicia in the school play and daydreams her way through the book going off into musical interludes that are hilarious. I'm not sure how much kids will get the musical scenes but I couldn't help singing the words as she dreamt up All That Jazz, The Phantom of the Opera, Grease, Pirates of Penzance and Annie though they will recognize The Lion King and American Idol. I'm thoroughly enamoured with Babymouse and kid's have proven they are too. If you haven't read Babymouse yet this is a great one to start with!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jamie

    Babymouse is a talking mouse who has lots of problems that kids can relate to. In this installment of the Babymouse series, the school puts on a musical. Babymouse auditions, and gets the role of an understudy, and messes everything up. This book alludes to many different musicals. There are references to Grease, My Fair Lady, Annie and many more. The author cleverly altered the lyrics of well known songs from musicals to fit into the fantastical world of Babymouse. The illustrations add lots o Babymouse is a talking mouse who has lots of problems that kids can relate to. In this installment of the Babymouse series, the school puts on a musical. Babymouse auditions, and gets the role of an understudy, and messes everything up. This book alludes to many different musicals. There are references to Grease, My Fair Lady, Annie and many more. The author cleverly altered the lyrics of well known songs from musicals to fit into the fantastical world of Babymouse. The illustrations add lots of humor to the story. Young children in second grade and up will love Babymouse: The Musical. The story is set in a fantasy world, but children can still relate to drama experienced by Babymouse.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Abby Johnson

    Y'all know I love my Babymouse and this might be my favorite in the series so far. The school's putting on a musical and when dreamy British newcomer Henry encourages Babymouse to try out she can't help but show up at auditions. When she's given the part of Felicia's understudy, Babymouse is sure she'll never get on stage. With tons of musical references (from Phantom to West Side Story to Evita to Fiddler and more!), this is a surefire hit with any fan of musicals. But will kids get all the ref Y'all know I love my Babymouse and this might be my favorite in the series so far. The school's putting on a musical and when dreamy British newcomer Henry encourages Babymouse to try out she can't help but show up at auditions. When she's given the part of Felicia's understudy, Babymouse is sure she'll never get on stage. With tons of musical references (from Phantom to West Side Story to Evita to Fiddler and more!), this is a surefire hit with any fan of musicals. But will kids get all the references? Even if they don't, Babymouse's theatrical debut is a definite crowd-pleaser.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Courtney Dyer

    Brother and sister team, Matthew and Jennifer Holm, bring us another sassy adventure starring Babymouse in their 10th graphic novel of the series. In this adventure, the very klutzy Babymouse is encouraged by Henry, the new transfer kid in school, to try-out for the school musical. While she hopes for the lead role, she ends up making understudy to her arch nemesis Felicia Furrypaws. Will Babymouse get any stage time? Or will Felica Furrypaws steal the show? The illustrations follow the Holms’ ty Brother and sister team, Matthew and Jennifer Holm, bring us another sassy adventure starring Babymouse in their 10th graphic novel of the series. In this adventure, the very klutzy Babymouse is encouraged by Henry, the new transfer kid in school, to try-out for the school musical. While she hopes for the lead role, she ends up making understudy to her arch nemesis Felicia Furrypaws. Will Babymouse get any stage time? Or will Felica Furrypaws steal the show? The illustrations follow the Holms’ typical style of black and white drawings with thick, bold lines. I like the use of the pink highlights within the drawings to let the reader know that we have switched out of the present time and into Babymouse’s fantasies (something I didn’t pick up on initially). While I’m fairly new to the graphica genre and not yet convinced this is a genre for me, I definitely see the appeal for emergent readers or readers who are into comic-like books. I found this book to be a quick read with easy-to-read dialogue and interjections from the narrator, however, I often times was left feeling confused with the constant back-and-forth between the present time and Babymouse’s fantasies… but maybe had I started with book one of the series I wouldn’t have felt this way? I also felt that the humor in this novel is not geared towards the intended audience… the references to many old-school musicals are not ones that students at this age will recognize or may have heard of. Another thought on my mind is that I wonder if this series only appeals to girls? As a teacher, I would use this book as a recommendation for students (girls) transitioning into chapter books or for those that love spunky, imaginative characters with an extra dose of girl power. I would also include this book in a “genre talk” as I introduced students to the graphic novel genre.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Lady Knight

    I really loved this one! I loved all of the references to famous musicals! So why not give it five stars? A couple of reasons: 1) Babymouse doesn't really learn anything this time around. Now normally this kind of thing doesn't bug me, but this is a children's graphic novel... and this series usually does put out a message about perseverance pays off, friendship means a lot, have self-confidence, etc. ... even if does do it with a sarcastic narrator. The closest thing to a lesson we see here is ( I really loved this one! I loved all of the references to famous musicals! So why not give it five stars? A couple of reasons: 1) Babymouse doesn't really learn anything this time around. Now normally this kind of thing doesn't bug me, but this is a children's graphic novel... and this series usually does put out a message about perseverance pays off, friendship means a lot, have self-confidence, etc. ... even if does do it with a sarcastic narrator. The closest thing to a lesson we see here is (view spoiler)[that sometimes guys can be jerks and will ditch you for the next best thing. (hide spoiler)] Not a lesson that particularly pertains to the target audience of the series methinks. 2) Most of the references to musicals make little to know sense if you don't know the tune of the music the 'new' lyrics go to. Plus, with the exception of possibly "High School Musical" how many of these shows would you average 6-10 year old have seen? I don't know of many clamboring to see "The Phantom of the Opera".... although I have to admit that I did particularly enjoy the "Phantom of the Locker" and his treasure trove beneath the school full of lost homework! Overall this one is probably more fun for adults reading this to kids than for the kids themselves.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Lynn Plourde

    Wanting to expand my graphic novel reading, I read my first BABYMOUSE book knowing they are a popular choice with grade 3-4 girls. Sorry, but I don't get the appeal (but I'm open to reading more Babymouse to see if only this title was a miss for me). Babymouse is a cute character. I liked the back-and-forth between Babymouse and the book's narrator. But the story was so-so at best. Babymouse tries out for the school musical and ends up being the leading lady's understudy. The book takes many det Wanting to expand my graphic novel reading, I read my first BABYMOUSE book knowing they are a popular choice with grade 3-4 girls. Sorry, but I don't get the appeal (but I'm open to reading more Babymouse to see if only this title was a miss for me). Babymouse is a cute character. I liked the back-and-forth between Babymouse and the book's narrator. But the story was so-so at best. Babymouse tries out for the school musical and ends up being the leading lady's understudy. The book takes many detours to other musicals such as "Phantom of the Opera" and "Grease"--I can't see today's kids getting, understanding, or caring about those references. There's a new student and heartthrob in this book, Henry Higgins from England. Again, I don't see kids getting the "My Fair Lady" reference and I'm not sure Gr. 3-4 kids care about the heartthrob as much as they would the play/performance part for the story--which is weak. I need to talk with some Babymouse connoisseurs to get their take on the series. To be continued . . .

  10. 5 out of 5

    Chelsea

    cute book, read it with my 8yr old. of course the grease part was my favorite lol

  11. 5 out of 5

    Paiton

    I love the grease part most

  12. 4 out of 5

    Linda B

    I love musicals! I love that Babymouse did a book about musicals! I wish life were more like musicals when everything turns out well in the end.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Amy Keltner

    1. Graphic Novel 2. Babymouse wants to be in the new musical at school. However, her clumsiness that surrounds her. Meeting Henry Higgins she gains confidence she needs to try out for the musical. 3. a: One of the best parts of the book is the references to musicals that have happened before. Making it for an adult to understand and enjoy the reading. Even though the adults can understand the books, the references to newer musicals so the students are able to understand. b: Babymouse is in middl 1. Graphic Novel 2. Babymouse wants to be in the new musical at school. However, her clumsiness that surrounds her. Meeting Henry Higgins she gains confidence she needs to try out for the musical. 3. a: One of the best parts of the book is the references to musicals that have happened before. Making it for an adult to understand and enjoy the reading. Even though the adults can understand the books, the references to newer musicals so the students are able to understand. b: Babymouse is in middle school so she is not fully confident in her skin. Although she may not be fully confident she has a wild imagination. While playing a game of dodgeball she imagines she is in the movie Lion King. "All right, people, I want a fair game no balls to the head. Stay light on your feet and attack like LIONS!" (page 28) She takes this phrase and imagines her on a field with lions instead of her classmates. c: The language of the story is very inviting for the students to engage in. She takes on various personas of characters. "It's the hard-knock life for me! It's the hard knock life for me! 'Steada pretty, I get muddy. 'Steada the lead I'm the understudy! It's the hard-knock life!" (page 60). When life was rough or troubling for her she takes on the various roles of musicals. 4. I would use this book to teach various emotions that one may deal with. The book has a range of emotions that all students deal with, this book could help them handle the situations and realize that life does move on but can be very difficult at times.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Pamela Hatch

    Babymouse: The Musical (Babymouse #10) / by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm -- New York : Random House, c2009. (96 pages) SUMMARY: Accident-prone Babymouse is encouraged to try out for the school musical by a new student. She is selected for the understudy to the lead role and ends up with lots of work back stage done in her usual daydreaming manner. FORMAT: This is Number 10 in the Babymouse series by sister and brother team Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm. This series is great for beginner or re Babymouse: The Musical (Babymouse #10) / by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm -- New York : Random House, c2009. (96 pages) SUMMARY: Accident-prone Babymouse is encouraged to try out for the school musical by a new student. She is selected for the understudy to the lead role and ends up with lots of work back stage done in her usual daydreaming manner. FORMAT: This is Number 10 in the Babymouse series by sister and brother team Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm. This series is great for beginner or reluctant readers with chapter books (especially girls). A good , quick read but not my personal favorite in this series. Notice the interaction of the writer (as narrator) with Babymouse throughout the story. The writer's dialogue is in rectangle boxes where other dialog is in bubbles. I also love that the book gives a glimpse into the next volume with a teaser page. Creative illustrations throughout the book with simple black and white illustrations with a hint of pink here and there -- unless it is one of Babymouse's daydreams and then everything turns pink. This provides a great hint to the reader as to what is happening in the plot. I also like the added feature of all the page numbers being in pink hearts. FAVORITE PART: There are many musical references in this book that the kids may not be familiar with (Phantom of the Opera, Grease, Annie)...my favorite parody is The Phantom of the Locker (page 18-23) where "the lost homework" ends up.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Sammis

    Babymouse: The Musical by Jennifer L. Holm was nominated last year for Cybils. This year there are two other Babymouse books on the first panel list. I actually first read Babymouse: The Musical last December and I reread before reading the latest two nominations. So Babymouse is a white mouse living in an excessively pink world. She goes to school and has adventures, mostly fueled by her over-active imagination. She's basically the American rodent equivalent of Hello Kitty. In this book the schoo Babymouse: The Musical by Jennifer L. Holm was nominated last year for Cybils. This year there are two other Babymouse books on the first panel list. I actually first read Babymouse: The Musical last December and I reread before reading the latest two nominations. So Babymouse is a white mouse living in an excessively pink world. She goes to school and has adventures, mostly fueled by her over-active imagination. She's basically the American rodent equivalent of Hello Kitty. In this book the school is putting on a musical. Babymouse wants to be a part of it. Her attempts to be part of it are mixed together with her wild and crazy (and pink) daydreams. The one saving grace of the book was its length. It's a middle grade graphic novel and short. Beyond that I don't see the appeal of the series. Pink's not my color. Plus I don't like female characters being called Baby; it's demeaning. Next there's the plot itself, the school play (or musical) has been done to death.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Dolly

    This is the tenth book in the Babymouse series by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm. The plot centers on Babymouse's experiences with the school play. As usual, things don't work out very smoothly for Babymouse, but nonetheless, it's an entertaining story. I loved all the references to popular musicals, although I'm sure our youngest didn't get most of them. (Bad mom! I suppose I should see if we can Netflix a few?) Our youngest really likes these books. They are quick reads and she read two of t This is the tenth book in the Babymouse series by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm. The plot centers on Babymouse's experiences with the school play. As usual, things don't work out very smoothly for Babymouse, but nonetheless, it's an entertaining story. I loved all the references to popular musicals, although I'm sure our youngest didn't get most of them. (Bad mom! I suppose I should see if we can Netflix a few?) Our youngest really likes these books. They are quick reads and she read two of these books in a day. I'm sure that we'll quickly read through this series.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Morgan Elliott

    The first think I thought when I read this story was how much children would enjoy it. The comedy is just appropriate for grades 4th and 5th. I normally enjoy books with a wider variety of colors. Babymouse only used black and white tones, and pink. I think it was a perfect representation for this novel though. It allowed the pages to not be extremely busy and allows the students to focus on the reading material. Throughout the book most of the pages were filled with onomatopoeias. The large amo The first think I thought when I read this story was how much children would enjoy it. The comedy is just appropriate for grades 4th and 5th. I normally enjoy books with a wider variety of colors. Babymouse only used black and white tones, and pink. I think it was a perfect representation for this novel though. It allowed the pages to not be extremely busy and allows the students to focus on the reading material. Throughout the book most of the pages were filled with onomatopoeias. The large amount of sound words basically let the words tell the story. The movements and strokes of the character drawing allows students to read along with story without a lot of descriptions. I am rating this book a 4 out of 5 stars because I am very supportive of books that children enjoy and this comical like novel is definitely a favorite.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Carly

    This comic follows Babymouse on another exciting story as she auditions for a musical to impress a new student from England. This was my favorite of the three stories I read as I thought it was the most comical and one I related the most to. The book had outstanding illustrations that brought the reader into the story. By the end of the story, Babymouse learns an important lesson when it comes to show business and trying to impress a person. In the classroom, a teacher could use the story to tea This comic follows Babymouse on another exciting story as she auditions for a musical to impress a new student from England. This was my favorite of the three stories I read as I thought it was the most comical and one I related the most to. The book had outstanding illustrations that brought the reader into the story. By the end of the story, Babymouse learns an important lesson when it comes to show business and trying to impress a person. In the classroom, a teacher could use the story to teach about how they should not put all of their efforts into impressing a single person. The teacher could also use the book to show students the amount of work that goes into creating a show or to be successful at something. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to read about a mouse fighting for a spot in the school play.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Lucy

    The musical is coming up for Babymouse. And she decides to sign up, she tried out for the audition and she's the understudy for the lead role in the play!! She practices with everyone in the musical. and when it's time to perform, Felicia - the lead actress - gets a fur ball stick in her throat!! So now Babymouse has to step in. Will it be a success or will Babymouse ruin the musical? I picked this book up because I love Babymouse. She's funny and nothing turns out right for her but she still tri The musical is coming up for Babymouse. And she decides to sign up, she tried out for the audition and she's the understudy for the lead role in the play!! She practices with everyone in the musical. and when it's time to perform, Felicia - the lead actress - gets a fur ball stick in her throat!! So now Babymouse has to step in. Will it be a success or will Babymouse ruin the musical? I picked this book up because I love Babymouse. She's funny and nothing turns out right for her but she still tried hard. I finished this book because this book was really interesting and I wanted to see if she does great in the musical. And because I wanted to read all the Babymouse books. I would recommend this book to my friends Annie, Jessie, and Helen because they like reading Babymouse too.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Dani

    In this particular book, Babymouse tries out for the musical that her elementary school is staging. She is competing with her long-time nemesis Felicia Furrypaws for the lead role. Will she get it? You can tell that the author is familiar with musicals. I caught references to at least 10 musicals including "Grease" and "Phantom of the Opera". My kids didn't catch that many, but they laughed out loud at the ones they did understand. The Babymouse series of graphic novels is a favorite in my house. In this particular book, Babymouse tries out for the musical that her elementary school is staging. She is competing with her long-time nemesis Felicia Furrypaws for the lead role. Will she get it? You can tell that the author is familiar with musicals. I caught references to at least 10 musicals including "Grease" and "Phantom of the Opera". My kids didn't catch that many, but they laughed out loud at the ones they did understand. The Babymouse series of graphic novels is a favorite in my house. At first glance, you would think that these books are aimed at 2nd-3rd graders. However, I think the jokes would go over better with middle schoolers.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Erin Reilly-Sanders

    A good graphic novel for younger readers, Babymouse may only appeal to girls with its black, white, and pink scheme despite focusing on more gender neutral humour, especially physical comedy. I think that this was probably a poor pick on my part, but I doubt that kids would get all the refernces to famous musicals, no matter how much the author and artist must have enjoyed them. I found the amount of lines on the page overwhelming between the text and illustrations which made it a little hard to A good graphic novel for younger readers, Babymouse may only appeal to girls with its black, white, and pink scheme despite focusing on more gender neutral humour, especially physical comedy. I think that this was probably a poor pick on my part, but I doubt that kids would get all the refernces to famous musicals, no matter how much the author and artist must have enjoyed them. I found the amount of lines on the page overwhelming between the text and illustrations which made it a little hard to follow. I think that it would benefit from a longer format to spread out the frames or simplified illustrations.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Nallely Ibarra

    This book was really fun to read! It's not in the typical format of a picture book, it's like a comical book set up (illustrations make it seem like you're reading a comical book. I think students from 4th grade to 8th or 9th grade would actually enjoy reading these babymouse books. They all have a different story, or imagination of babymouse, so there's no real order in which to read them. This book would not be assigned, it would just be a book that students can read for pleasure. I'm sure I w This book was really fun to read! It's not in the typical format of a picture book, it's like a comical book set up (illustrations make it seem like you're reading a comical book. I think students from 4th grade to 8th or 9th grade would actually enjoy reading these babymouse books. They all have a different story, or imagination of babymouse, so there's no real order in which to read them. This book would not be assigned, it would just be a book that students can read for pleasure. I'm sure I won't have to do much "advertisement" for these babymouse books because I think students might know about them already and they are fun and easy to read.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Becky B

    Babymouse’s school is putting on a musical and new kid Henry Higgins encourages her to try out. Babymouse ends up being Felicia’s understudy and she’s tempted to quit, but the show must go on! Oh man, this was by far my favorite Babymouse yet for all the musical references. It was cleverly and hilariously done. And the narrator has more fun in this one than in any other so far. I have no idea how many (if any) of the references kids will get except for Annie, but they should still enjoy the book. Babymouse’s school is putting on a musical and new kid Henry Higgins encourages her to try out. Babymouse ends up being Felicia’s understudy and she’s tempted to quit, but the show must go on! Oh man, this was by far my favorite Babymouse yet for all the musical references. It was cleverly and hilariously done. And the narrator has more fun in this one than in any other so far. I have no idea how many (if any) of the references kids will get except for Annie, but they should still enjoy the book. Adult musical lovers will get the most out of this. Notes on content: No language issues. No sexual content. A couple of bad falls.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Carrie

    Cute & clever, but I'm curious to see the reactions of kids who aren't familiar with the referenced musicals (old-school and new-school, from Phantom of the Opera to High School Musical). I'm testing it on my son, who I was surprised to find was already familiar with Babymouse and delighted that I brought home a copy. (I would have thought the pink cover with silver foil too girly for him, but I guess the comic format won him over.) UPDATE: Oscar says this book is funny and he'd give this 4 out o Cute & clever, but I'm curious to see the reactions of kids who aren't familiar with the referenced musicals (old-school and new-school, from Phantom of the Opera to High School Musical). I'm testing it on my son, who I was surprised to find was already familiar with Babymouse and delighted that I brought home a copy. (I would have thought the pink cover with silver foil too girly for him, but I guess the comic format won him over.) UPDATE: Oscar says this book is funny and he'd give this 4 out of 5 stars despite his lack of knowledge about musicals.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Laura Gardner

    Calling all Babymouse fans! Babymouse book #10, Babymouse: The Musical by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm, is on the shelves. The newest installment of the graphic novel series finds Babymouse trying out for the school musical at the urging of new boy, Henry Higgins. As usual, Babymouse has wild daydreams about her own fame. These daydreams pay homage to The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera and even High School Musical. Babymouse doesn’t disappoint and will have you giggling and cheering throug Calling all Babymouse fans! Babymouse book #10, Babymouse: The Musical by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm, is on the shelves. The newest installment of the graphic novel series finds Babymouse trying out for the school musical at the urging of new boy, Henry Higgins. As usual, Babymouse has wild daydreams about her own fame. These daydreams pay homage to The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera and even High School Musical. Babymouse doesn’t disappoint and will have you giggling and cheering throughout.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Allison

    Holm, Jennifer L. & Matthew Holm Baby Mouse the Musical pgs. 320 Random House Books for Young Readers Language~G, Sexual Content~G; Violence~G Hooray for Baby Mouse the Musical! Fans of Broadway . . .meet Broadway Baby Mouse style! You will sing . . .you will giggle . . .you will cheer! Once again the brilliant sibling duo of Jennifer & Matthew Holm have captivated readers young and old alike. If you can order Baby Mouse! ELMMS/HS –ESSENTIAL. Allison Madsen~Teen Librarian-SJO Public Library Holm, Jennifer L. & Matthew Holm Baby Mouse the Musical pgs. 320 Random House Books for Young Readers Language~G, Sexual Content~G; Violence~G Hooray for Baby Mouse the Musical! Fans of Broadway . . .meet Broadway Baby Mouse style! You will sing . . .you will giggle . . .you will cheer! Once again the brilliant sibling duo of Jennifer & Matthew Holm have captivated readers young and old alike. If you can order Baby Mouse! ELMMS/HS –ESSENTIAL. Allison Madsen~Teen Librarian-SJO Public Library

  27. 5 out of 5

    CH_Kathleen

    I love this graphic novel series! Babymouse, a little mouse girl, is convinced by Henry the Hedgehog to try out for the school musical. Of course, Felicia Furrypaws, the coolest cat in school, gets the lead leaving Babymouse with the understudy part. The story is told through spoofs of popular musicals such as Grease, Westside Story and there is even a Phantom of the Locker. This is a great series that I think would get even your non-readers to read. This particular Babymouse book refers to many I love this graphic novel series! Babymouse, a little mouse girl, is convinced by Henry the Hedgehog to try out for the school musical. Of course, Felicia Furrypaws, the coolest cat in school, gets the lead leaving Babymouse with the understudy part. The story is told through spoofs of popular musicals such as Grease, Westside Story and there is even a Phantom of the Locker. This is a great series that I think would get even your non-readers to read. This particular Babymouse book refers to many musicals and a student may not get the humor if they are not familiar with these musicals.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Charlotte

    My kid enjoys this series which is fine. I've read it and don't see a lot of value other than she's reading something. This one in particular seemed somewhat lost on her. It references several musicals that she has not been exposed to. I doubt many kids her age have. There were a few that she "got" but most would take a lot of explaining to a young person. I guess I'm just unclear on the intended audience. Older readers are not going to be drawn to this simple style. Younger ones are left out of My kid enjoys this series which is fine. I've read it and don't see a lot of value other than she's reading something. This one in particular seemed somewhat lost on her. It references several musicals that she has not been exposed to. I doubt many kids her age have. There were a few that she "got" but most would take a lot of explaining to a young person. I guess I'm just unclear on the intended audience. Older readers are not going to be drawn to this simple style. Younger ones are left out of the inside jokes.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kristin

    Babymouse is at it again! Typical! Or, should I say, "Brilliant!" like the dashing Henry Higgins from England, who encourages Babymouse to try out for the school's musical production. She gets her big break~ literally ~ as the understudy, and brings down the house. With references to many Broadway productions like Phantom of the Opera, Fame, The Lion King, and of course, Annie, this graphic novel is entertaining for all. Recommended for ages 7 and up.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Beth

    By far my favorite Babymouse so far. I laughed throughout the whole thing. The musical theater references were absolutely brilliant, and while there is a great deal that kids might not pick up on, that what makes Babymouse one of those kid books with adult appeal too. It's kind of like Shrek that way: a cartoon movie made for kids but with some subtle adult humor thrown in to keep them entertained too.

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