Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Babymouse: Monster Mash Reviewed by The Horn Book

A lovely review of Babymouse: Monster Mash in the latest issue of The Horn Book:

Elementary spooks

This Halloween season, there’s no shortage of spooky stories for your grade-school readers. For starters, check out the latest Babymouse book by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm. Monster Mash, the ninth cheery graphic novel in the series, trades the books’ usual pink-and-black color scheme for a seasonal orange and black as Babymouse struggles to make the right decision: be something scary for Halloween (what she wants to do), or something pretty (class queen Felicia Furrypaw’s decree). You don’t need to be familiar with the rest of the books to jump right in to this one — but you may want to go back and enjoy the others once you’ve finished it. (6–10 years)

1 comment:

Rosanne said...

Congratulations on the review, Matt. My little girls really enjoyed it. After they read it, we went shopping for costumes and they were quite horrified by the options available for girls. When did Halloween become dress like a skank day?
We went to the thrift shop instead and they decided to be The Minister of Silly Walks and Arthur-King of the Britons. :-)

Nice to meet you at the bloggers conference, thanks again for the book!