Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Announcing the SQUISH tour 2011!!

Yes, we are happy to announce the impending debut of this blobby little guy...

SQUISH! He's an amoeba, and he's coming to your town... well, actually, Jenni and I are. But we'll be talking about SQUISH and signing books and all that good stuff. So here is our...

Jennifer and Matthew Holm SQUISH Tour Calendar

Saturday, May 7, 11am-1pm — Bridge City Comics, Portland, OR
This is actually the WORLD PREMIERE of SQUISH! It's Free Comic Book Day, which is always a good reason to go to a comics shop (should you need one), but it's also your chance to get a copy of SQUISH: SUPER AMOEBA three whole days before anyone else in the world! I'll be there to sign books (SQUISH or BABYMOUSE) and will even have some special prize giveaways! Be there!

May 10 & 11 — IRA, Orlando
Jenni and I will be visiting—and speaking at—the International Reading Association's annual convention. Hellloooooo, educators!

Saturday, May 14 at 2pm — Kepler’s , Menlo Park, CA

Sunday, May 15 at 11:30am — The Reading Bug, San Carlos, CA

Monday, May 16th at 7:00pm — Anderson’s, Naperville, IL

More dates (particularly in Seattle, WA) still to come! Stay tuned!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

BABYMOUSE: CUPCAKE TYCOON reviewed by Good Comics for Kids

The folks over at School Library Journal's Good Comics for Kids wrote a great review of BABYMOUSE: CUPCAKE TYCOON:

Not only does Babymouse’s story have a terrific sense of humor and a gentle lesson that doesn’t make the book seem preachy or, heaven-forbid, educational, the artwork is top notch. It walks a line between making Babymouse’s world seem realistic and bringing her vivid imagination to life. My favorite example is the image showing what a library means to her. Anyone who has ever loved books has felt the same way. That’s why the Babymouse books are so popular with kids–the Holms haven’t forgotten what it is like to be a kid or the joys and problems that all kids face.

There's also a closing note about some upcoming fun ...

A teaser at the end of the book sets readers up for excitement this summer. There will be not only a new Babymouse title (#14–Mad Scientist), but also a spin-off series that eschews the familiar pink mouse for a more boy-friendly green amoeba named Squish. I, for one, can’t wait.

Both SQUISH: SUPER AMOEBA and BABYMOUSE: CUPCAKE TYCOON will hit the shelves on May 18! So close!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

SQUISH Interview at Graphic Novel Reporter!

A great interview with Jenni and me about our new series, SQUISH, just went up at Graphic Novel Reporter!

Squish, a new early-reader graphic novel series starring a single-celled super amoeba and a few of his single-celled friends, is brought to us by a pretty familiar early-reader graphic novel dynamic duo. Jennifer and Matthew Holm are the successful brother-sister, writer-artist team behind the Babymouse series, and in this new follow-up series about a character named Squish, they seem to have two new goals in mind. First, they are out to introduce readers to a whole new set of characters, adventures, and epic single-celled battles between good and evil. Second, they are clearly cognizant that Squish, his friends, and their adventures provide an excellent opportunity for early-reader teachers of both language arts and science....