Babymouse for President (Babymouse #16)
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Babymouse for President (Babymouse #16)

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A Cupcake in every locker! It's election season and if anyone knows what this country . . . er, what the student council needs, it's Babymouse. The only trouble is, everyone else is running for President, too—even Babymouse's locker! Will Felicia Furrypaws turn out the meangirl coalition? Does Babymouse have what it takes to become the voice of the people? Find out in Baby...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published July 10th 2012 by Random House, Inc.
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Cindy
Jul 16, 2012 Cindy added it
Shelves: bryson, graphic-novel
Oh, Babymouse. You make me smile. That may be because you are just so cute and clever. But more than that is how much my son loves you and your adventures! He requested this book at the library and cheered when he was told he was the first one on the list to get it. He had to go pick it up and read it the same day when it came in. Seeing him on the couch (in a position only a kid could read in) with nothing but the sound of his giggles and page turning made my heart sing. Having him come present...more
Mary
Another endearing addition to the popular Babymouse series. This time the mouse with messy whiskers and the inability to remember her gym sneakers has decided to run for student council president. She faces pretty formidable competition; for instance, Felicia Furrypaw has the mean-girl coalition and Santiago Seal has the cute eyes.

However, Babymouse is not without her convictions: cafeteria food should be tastier and 7:45 is too early for school. Her hilarious daydreams perfectly capture the uni...more
Sherry
Jul 17, 2012 Sherry rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Another winner for the Babymouse series! The timing is, of course, impeccable, with this being an election year. Babymouse is her usual, typical self: humorous, imaginative, and a bit out in left field. The supporting characters are strong in this book with the tight race for student council president. I always appreciate the thinly veiled pop culture/history references (Nixon, Obama, founding fathers...) This book is perfect for sharing with students of all ages. Connections can be made with ca...more
Linda
I’ve owned it for a while, but just had too many other things happening, so finally sat down and read this new Babymouse book from the Holms. I know that others have reviewed and shouted about this to the rooftops. It did not disappoint. In these days of constant presidential campaign commercials (here in Colorado) it was refreshing to read a book that poked a bit of fun at all those promises and attacks. Babymouse is at her best when thinking about herself, but in the end, she figures out what...more
Tina
I chose this book because I see my third grade students checking these out from the school library quite often. I personally don’t have any BABYMOUSE books in my classroom library right now but they are high interest books. After I read the book I did found it rather hard to follow and for a struggling reader this might make comprehension a bit difficult. For readers on grade level or above these would be a fun read. I would recommend this book for third grade level readers and above.

(2012, Nov...more
Colby Sharp
The Holms never dissapoint. It's time to start counting down the days until Babymouse Extreme is released.
Jessica
As Kory said....we have to wait until next year for the next Babymouse!?!
Jessica Williams
Babymouse wants to become President of her school. She is very excited about being able to be in charge of the school and finally being able to beat mean perfect Felicia. At first Babymouse is scared of running for President because she didn’t feel that she would be good enough. When some encourages Babymouse to become President she automatically thinks about the benefits of being in official and is overwhelmed with the idea of fame and glory. Babymouse decides that she is going to run for offic...more
Caitlin
Citation: Babymouse for President, by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm. (Random House, 2012). 90 p. Graphic novel.

Summary: Babymouse decides to run for student council president. She is at times blinded by the seeming benefits of the position, including popularity, and doesn’t really have an understanding of the process or the real job itself. In the end, she realizes it is better to be herself, regardless of the outcome of the election.

Critique: a) As a graphic novel, it is the illustrations...more
Kylie
Sep 30, 2012 Kylie added it
Shelves: habellgoodreads
“Babymouse for President” by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm is an interesting book for third graders. This graphic novel may not catch the eye by its pick and black colors but once a child begins to read they may end up loving it. This book is about Babymouse, a mouse who is running for class president. She decided to run for presidency because she wanted a change in her schools. Once Babymouse sees how difficult it might be running, a friend of hers volunteers to help her out by making poste...more
Melissa Gross
This book was not a book that I particularly would pick up and read. I don't usually enjoy comic books and they just straight up confuse me. Like which way do I read?! Anyways, this book is about a young girl mouse named Babymouse who runs for president of her school. She runs against so many people and is scared she won't win. Despite the plot of believing that you can do anything, this book was different from many I have read.
First of all it was a straight up comic book for girls. Everything...more
Dolly
Aug 21, 2012 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children starting to read graphic novels
This is the sixteenth book in the Babymouse series by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm. The plot centers on Babymouse's experiences running for school president and her competition from other classmates.

As usual, things don't work out very smoothly for Babymouse, but she does have a moment of inspiration during the debate (see the end of my review.) It's a good read for an election year.

Our youngest really likes these books. They are quick reads and she read this book in less than a half hour...more
Heather

Although this is the 16th book in the BabyMouse series, this was my first experience with the cute and sassy BabyMouse. In this book, BabyMouse decides to run for student council president. She doesn't take it very seriously at first, but as the story progresses, she realizes that her voice and opinions really do matter. Of course things don't always go her way which as she likes to say is "typical", but this just adds to her charm.

The biggest obstacle she faces in the election is that she's up...more
Liz
Feb 27, 2013 Liz added it
Week 4
It's time to elect a president for student council. Popping in and out of a dream and reality, Babymouse learns how much work is involved in running for office. She faces fierce competition from fellow students but she tries her hardest to get elected.

"Babymouse for President" is appropriate for ages 7+ (Grades 2+).

I think this book would generate interest and appeal for emergent readers. Babymouse is a character who is likable and easy to relate to. The book pops in and out of Babymouse...more
Kaethe
I love Babymouse, and I enjoy reading about her adventures. But I'm kind of sad that Wilson plays less of a part these days. Anyway, the election process is brought amusingly to life as Babymouse goes up against several of her classmates and her locker. Craziness ensues. what do I love best? The campaign promises she makes? Her realization that the president has to work hard? Of course not: what I love best are her grandiose daydreams of ruling as president.

Library copy.
Katelyn Lopez
When I first picked out the book “Babymouse for President” by Jennifer L. Holm, I was a little hesitant at what to expect. Honestly, it didn’t look like it was going to be a good book, but I figured I would read it anyway since I had to. Once I closed the last page of the book, I was thinking completely differently. I very much enjoyed this graphic novel. This is actually the first graphic novel I read and I must say I liked it a lot. Babymouse decides she wants to run for president of her schoo...more
Alexis
This graphic novel inteded for intermediate audiences is delightful. Babymouse is completely genious and real. This book is right on time given the presidental race going on right now. Her thoughts and actions rival those of any middle to high school aged person trying to figure out their role in the heirarchy of school politics. This was an entertaining book but the illustrations are more of a comic book and that didnt appeal to me. The conversations she has with others and herself made up for...more
Mary Ann
Kids at our school library love, love, love Babymouse. So this is a natural to share at this time of year. Babymouse decides she's going to run for student council president, going up against her arch-nemesis Felicia Furrypaws and even her own locker! Life is never smooth sailing for Babymouse (Typical!), and this election is no different. When Felicia promises that kids will have an ice cream sundae at school every day, Babymouse wonders how much she can promise. Holm introduces a few elements...more
Maggi Idzikowski
The Babymouse series is one of those remarkable creations: a pink book that appeals to boys. I have had no trouble selling 8-year-olds on the dramatic, hyperactive, accident-prone mouse. Kids with a more subtle sense of humor appreciate the narrator's snarky comments, but everybody loves being smarter than Babymouse.

This newest volume is right on time for the 2012 election. Kids who aren't quite ready to formulate opinions about presidential politics still have plenty of ideas being thrust upon...more
Rebecca
Probably closer to 3.5 stars for this one. I loved Babymouse's realization during the debate, but the ending left me kind of frustrated.
Amelie
I don't like babymouse personally... but! I read babymouse books sometimes... when I get bored.
Катя
“To struggle against censorship, whatever its nature, and whatever the power under which it exists, is my duty as a writer, as are calls for freedom of the press. I am a passionate supporter of that freedom, and I consider that if any writer were to imagine that he could prove he didn't need that freedom, then he would be like a fish affirming in public that it didn't need water.”
― Mikhail Bulgakov

To protest GR's censorship of reviewers, I am replacing all of my reviews until either GRs change...more
Liz
7-29-12
Wow! Babymouse #16??!! How can that be? In all honesty, this is only the second one I've read. (I received an ARC at a conference for the first one.) This is not my favorite kind of book to read--with graphic novels I'm always confused as to what direction to go. (I NEVER liked comics as a kid either...) The storyline is good and Babymouse is a cutie! I too like it when she gets her soul back! I know students are going crazy for these books! A good series to introduce your students to......more
David
My Grandson told me he wanted to read a book to me this afternoon, and this is the book. He so enjoyed turning page after page as he read, and looked for my reaction to parts he thought were very funny, like when Babymouse's locker ate her lunch. I thought it was funny that Babymouse even daydreams in her daydreams while she is transcribing the Declaration of Independence in her daydream. There is a good lesson her about leadership and principles and the popularity principle. Keep them coming, J...more
Linda Davis
I like Babymouse.
Ann Williams
Another great addition to the Babymouse collection. This book is just right for 4th graders and will appeal to anyone who loves Babymouse or is interested in running for JFK Student Council. Babymouse learns some lessons about running for office and making promises to her classmates that many of you will be able to connect with personally. The results of the election are pretty interesting and definitely similar to elections held at JFK. Give it a try, I think you will like it!
Penny Peck
The latest "Babymouse" graphic novel/illustrated transitional book will appeal to both boys and girls even though the cover is pink. Babymouse runs for school president in this amusing book on campaigning. Great for a book club for 2nd graders: make cupcakes (Babymouse promises a cupcake in every locker), make campaign posters, hold a debate, and vote on the campaign commercials seen at www.babymouse.com.
Samantha
Babymouse runs for Student Body President on the platform that if she wins she'll give everyone cupcakes!

The election process is covered pretty well here with tons of humor. Illustrations are spot-colored with shades of pink. Recommended for grades 3-5.
Jen
I really enjoyed this Babymouse book! It's time for the Student Council elections and Babymouse decides to run, along with everyone else she knows! Does Babymouse have what it takes to run a successful campaign? Very sweet story!
Sarah
How can you not love Babymouse? In this one, she decides to run for student council president. Surprisingly, this being an election year and all, the book didn't get as political satire as I expected. I just love Babymouse!
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Jennifer L. Holm is a NEW YORK TIMES bestselling children's author and the recipient of three Newbery Honors for her novels OUR ONLY MAY AMELIA, PENNY FROM HEAVEN, and TURTLE IN PARADISE.

Jennifer collaborates with her brother, Matthew Holm, on two graphic novel series -- the Eisner Award-winning Babymouse series and the bestselling Squish series. She is also the author of several other highly pra...more
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