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Babymouse : heartbreaker /

by Holm, Jennifer L; Holm, Matthew.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Babymouse ; bk. 5.Publisher: New York : Random House Children's Books, ©2006Edition: 1st ed.Description: 91 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm.ISBN: 0375937986; 9780375937989; 0375837981; 9780375837982; 9780756983352; 0756983355; 9781448760893; 1448760895; 9780375537981; 0375537988; 9781417764273; 1417764279.Other title: Baby mouse : heart breaker; Heartbreaker; Heart breaker.Subject(s): Mice -- Juvenile fiction | Animals -- Juvenile fiction | Valentine's Day -- Juvenile fiction | Caricatures and cartoons -- Juvenile fiction | Mice -- Fiction | Animals -- Fiction | Valentine's Day | Cartoons and comics | Animals | Caricatures and cartoons | Mice | Valentine's Day | Mice -- Fiction | Valentine's Day -- Fiction | Graphic novels | Graphic novels -- Juvenile | Graphic novels | Comics (Graphic works) | Fiction | Graphic novels | Juvenile works | Comic books, strips, etc | Graphic novels | Comics (Graphic works)Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description | Image
Contents:
v. 1 Queen of the world -- v. 2 Our hero -- v. 3 Beach babe -- v. 4 Rock star -- v. 5 Heartbreaker -- v. 6 Camp Babymouse -- v. 7 Skater girl -- v. 8 Puppy love -- v. 9 Monster mash -- v. 10 The musical -- v. 11 Dragonslayer -- v. 12 Burns rubber.
Summary: "It's Valentine's Day, a day for romance, candy, and the school dance."--Source other than the Library of Congress.
List(s) this item appears in: Funny Books for Newly Independent Readers
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Children's Collection Children's Graphic Novels J GN HOL, J. v.5 (Browse shelf) Available 39270004756742

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

NEW YORK TIMES bestselling and Newbery Honor winning author Jennifer Holm teams up with Matthew Holm to bring you a fully illustrated graphic novel series packed with humor and kid appeal--BABYMOUSE!
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With multiple Children's Choice awards and over 1.7 million books in print, kids, parents, and teachers agree that Babymouse is perfect for fans of Junie B. Jones, Ivy and Bean, Big Nate, Dork Diaries, and the Ramona chapter books!


AHHH, VALENTINE'S DAY!
Babymouse loves Valentines Day! A day for pink hearts! Flowers! Candy! School dances and romance . . . sweet romance! WAIT! Romance? Ew! And what's this about a school dance? Does that mean Babymouse needs a date? Uh-oh! Looks like this Valentine's Day may turn into a Valentine's dud ! Will Babymouse go to the school dance? Will she get any Valentines? Will she find true love? Find out in . . . Heartbreaker --the 5th hilarious, action-packed installment of the beloved Babymouse graphic novel series! Here's what people are saying about Babymouse!

The Chicago Sun-Times:
"Move over, Superman, here comes Babymouse!"

Starred Review, The Horn Book:
"Nobody puts Babymouse in the corner!"

Booklist:
"Cute, smart, sassy Babymouse is fun and funny, and this book, like its predecessors, will draw reluctant readers as well as Babymouse fans."

The Bulletin:
"An almost absurdly likeable heroine."


From the Trade Paperback edition.

v. 1 Queen of the world -- v. 2 Our hero -- v. 3 Beach babe -- v. 4 Rock star -- v. 5 Heartbreaker -- v. 6 Camp Babymouse -- v. 7 Skater girl -- v. 8 Puppy love -- v. 9 Monster mash -- v. 10 The musical -- v. 11 Dragonslayer -- v. 12 Burns rubber.

"It's Valentine's Day, a day for romance, candy, and the school dance."--Source other than the Library of Congress.

Accelerated Reader AR 2.0.

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Horn Book Review

(Primary) Romantic Babymouse, in her fifth graphic novel for younger readers, here finds her confidence shaken by the impending Valentine's Day dance at school. Our imaginative heroine still indulges in plenty of her trademark pink-hued fantasies (including a continuation of ""Babymouserella"" from the first book -- ""I never...made it to the dance last time!""), but finding a date proves less than fairy tale-like. Waiting around to be asked doesn't work, and neither do pathetic attempts to ingratiate herself with various boys, so Babymouse turns to beauty magazines for advice: ""This article guarantees I'll be 'unforgettable' to boys. I'll get asked to the dance in no time!"" Babymouse's desperation comes through loud and clear, as do the Holms' valuable and never-too-early messages of self-respect and self-worth. As in the previous books, the text and illustrations successfully differentiate between reality and daydreams, and there's a good amount of humor injected into both (the banter between Babymouse and the disembodied narrator is especially entertaining). Finally, after a dark night of the soul, Babymouse decides to go stag -- ""I can do that?"" -- which, while not easy, leads to a satisfying real-life fairy-tale ending. The audience doesn't need to get the passing reference to Dirty Dancing to agree that ""nobody puts Babymouse in the corner!"" (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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