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Babymouse #1: Queen of the World! (Babymouse series)


  • The Holms spruce up some well-trod ground with breathless pacing and clever flights of Babymouse’s imagination, and their manic, pink-toned illustrations of Babymouse and her cohorts vigorously reflect the internal life of any million-ideas-a-minute middle-school student.
    –Jesse Karp, Booklist
  • Both tales share eye-grabbing black-and-pink graphics, and a perceptible Spiegelman influence simmers in the energetic ink illustrations of the dot-eyed heroine.
    –Publishers Weekly
  • The visual narrative is presented in a variety of frames and vignettes, with most of the text in speech balloons, as is standard in comic strips. There is a driving energy to the drawings, along with animation, dramatic adventures, and lots of fun.
    –Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz, Children
  • Young readers will happily fall in line to follow Babymouse through both ordinary pratfalls (“Typical!” is her watchword) and extraordinary flights of fancyboth of which continue in Babymouse, Our Hero.
    –Kirkus Reviews


  • Morse, Scott. Magic Pickle. Graphix, 2008. ISBN-13: 978-0439879958

    Pilkey, Dav. The Adventures of Captain Underpants: The First Epic Novel. Scholastic, 1997. ISBN-13: 978-1407106250

    Pilkey, Dav. The Adventures of Super Diaper Baby: The First Graphic Novel. Scholastic, 2002 ISBN-13: 978-0439376068

    Rau, Zachary. Nightmare on Joe’s Street. Created by Jon Scieszka; adapted by Zachary Rau. HarperTrophy, 2006. (And others in the Time Warp Trio Graphic Novels series.) ISBN-13: 978-0061116391

    Siegel, Siena Cherson. To Dance: A Memoir. Atheneum, 2006. ISBN-10: 0689867476

    Smith, Jeff. Bone #1: Out from Boneville. Graphix/Scholastic, 2005. ISBN-13: 978-0439706407

    Telgemeier, Raina. The Baby-sitter’s Club. 1, Kristy’s Great Idea: A Graphic Novel. Graphix, 2006. (And others in the series.) ISBN-13: 978-0439802413

    Varon, Sara. Robot Dreams. First Second, 2007. ISBN-13: 978-1596431089

    Van Draanen, Wendelin. Shredderman: Secret Identity. Knopf, 2004. ISBN-13: 9780440419129