Sunday, October 24, 2010

BABYMOUSE: CUPCAKE TYCOON Reviewed by Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Amy Phelps of The Parkersburg (West Va.) News and Sentinel wrote a nice review of BABYMOUSE: CUPCAKE TYCOON:

Kids’ books focus on reading, mystery

The popular mouse is back in another black and white (and pink!) graphic novel, "Babymouse: Cupcake Tycoon" by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm.

Babymouse lets her imagination run wild as she goes about her school day. There's Indiana Jones-like adventures in the library and dreams of a lordship and cupcakes in the cafeteria. When one of Babymouse's daydreams causes a school flood, Babymouse and the whole school must hold a fundraiser to replace the lost books. While previous fundraisers have been boring, this one is right up Babymouse's alley - cupcakes! And even better, there is a special prize for the person who sells the most cupcakes. But Babymouse finds it is hard to sell to neighbors when everyone else in the community is too. And her nemesis, Felicia, seems like she is going to be the winner. Will Babymouse come up with a winning idea or will Felicia sell the most?

A cute story that kids will relate to (it seems like there's always a school fundraiser somewhere) it's easy to see why Babymouse is so popular, with her sassy wit, great imagination and her relatability.

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