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Camp Babymouse

Babymouse: Camp Babymouse

Babymouse: Camp Babymouse by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm (Random House, 2007)
$5.99, Amazon / IndieBound / Powell's

The sixth installment of the Babymouse series finds our heroine at summer camp. She doesn’t like the great outdoors, but that fact shouldn’t get in the way of her having fun, right? Babymouse has her usual daydreams of how she’ll be the best camper around, but all she finds is trouble. Babymouse’s cabin-mates, the Buttercups, soon become frustrated with her shenanigans, as she racks up nothing but demerits for her team.

The illustrations are as fun and humorous as ever, in the familiar black, white, and pink color scheme. Graphic novels are incredibly popular with tweens and teens, so it follows that younger kids want them as well. Those for the very young — especially for young girls — are few and far between but gaining a foothold. Here is a well-established series that fills that void with a spirited, likable, adventurous character. 96 pages.

Pauline Harris

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