Wow—a wonderful and rousing review of BABYMOUSE: DRAGONSLAYER over at Jen Robinson's Book Page:
... I think this might be the best of the series so far. Certainly it's the most appealing so far for fantasy fans. That's because Babymouse: Dragonslayer is chock-full of references to fantasy sagas, old and new. Where else can you find:
Short answer: nowhere else. (There's also a wonderful Harry Potter reference, but I don't want to spoil it.) Babymouse: Dragonslayer is full to the brim with creativity and fun.
- A locker that's a portal to another world (complete with fur coats);
- The Fellowship of the Slide Rule; and
- A geometry problem involving the flight of a boy and a dragon?
...There are swords. There are dragons. There are math problems. There are cupcakes. What more could anyone ask? Jenni Holm and Matt Holm are far, far from phoning it in with this series. Babymouse: Dragonslayer is my favorite yet. Highly recommended.