Monday, August 24, 2009

Babymouse: The Musical

Babymouse: The Musical Babymouse: The Musical by Jennifer L. Holm

Book 95 of 100 for the 100+ Reading Challenge
Book 26 of 50 for the New Author Challenge
Series: Book 10 of ? (Babymouse)

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My almost 9-year old has been voraciously reading the Babymouse books this summer. She even decided to use her allowance money to buy four of them. I was sitting next to her the other day and I decided to pick this up and she watched me read it. We had so much fun laughing and giggling together (even though she's read it many, many times).

This is the 10th book in the series, but is my first exposure. Babymouse is an elementary school mouse. In this installment, she is persuaded by a new British student, Henry Higgins, to try out for the school musical. Babymouse is dramatic, but she's not terribly coordinated, and mayhem ensues.

Reading these books is kind of like watching a Disney movie. My kids and I both enjoy them, but we are laughing at totally different parts. I loved the Narrator and references in this book to A Chorus Line, Grease, and Phantom of the Opera. My daughter doesn't really get that, but it doesn't matter to her. She loved the references to High School Musical and the situational comedy.

I can see why my daughter likes these. I may even have to pick another one up so we can laugh and giggle together again at Babymouse's antics.

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Source: Purchased (by my daughter!)


Veens said...

Sounds so CUTE!

bermudaonion said...

It's wonderful when you find a book that both you and your child can relate to - even if it is in different ways.