Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Babymouse: Monster Mash reviewed by 100 Scope Notes

A rousing good review of Babymouse: Monster Mash by the blog 100 Scope Notes:

... Girls have a whole ... set of unwritten Halloween rules, and in “Babymouse: Monster Mash” we see how those rules can have an impact on your social life. Full of the same wit that has been an unfailing hallmark of the Babymouse series, “Monster Mash” is a graphic novel full of the sort of real-life friend troubles that younger readers will identify with.

... Once I started reading, it was hard to put this one down. Babymouse books have a way of keeping the reader engaged all the way through. Be it with daydream sequences, humorous situations, or moments of genuine feeling, the plot never plods.

The illustrations, created in ink, as inventive as ever. This is the first Babymouse book to forego the pink color scheme in favor of an appropriate pumpkin orange. I think this was a smart move. Not only does it instantly I.D. this as a halloween title, but the absence of pink might also result in more boys picking it up.

Entertaining through and through, “Monster Mash” is a book you should have on hand.
Don't miss Scope Notes' reminiscence of Worst Halloween Costume Ever (Hint: it'll make you jump, jump).

What were the Worst Costumes you folks ever wore? Thinking back, mine was a black cat. Which wasn't bad as costumes go, but I wore it in 8th grade. That's a bit late for a boy to be a black cat, even in my enlightened opinion.

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