Friday, September 4, 2009

Jen Robinson reviews BABYMOUSE: DRAGONSLAYER

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:
  • 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?
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.

...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.

1 comment:

Jen Robinson said...

Always happy to draw attention to great books, Matt! I think that you and Jenni do an amazing job of keeping this series fresh and creative, book after book (and I hope to read many more in the future). As a former math team member (in junior high), I especially loved the Fellowship of the Slide Rule.