Thursday, December 18, 2008

Babymouse: Just Plain Weird

I love to see when parents let their kids read stuff that they, themselves, don't understand. Lord knows my parents couldn't have begun to comprehend any of the fantasy and sci-fi books I was into when I was a kid, but they helped feed my habit, anyway. So it was cool to see this on a homeschooling blog:

... Anybody out there have kids who enjoy graphic novels? I don't recall them being around when I was a kid, but we've stumbled across a couple that mine like. N. just checked out her second Babymouse book. These are just plain weird if you ask me. I guess they're basically about a girl mouse who's probably 11ish years old, loves to read, is not especially talented or popular, and is quite the daydreamer. It's written in comic book form, all in white, grayscale, and pink.
... and to see that she included this in her sidebar:
Books that got my late reader reading for fun...
* Breyer Stablemates, by various authors
* Nate the Great, by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and Craig Sharmat
* The Adventures of Benny and Watch, by Gertrude Chandler Warner
* Babymouse, by Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm

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