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Queen of the World! (Babymouse #1)

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It's the same thing every day for Babymouse. Where is the glamour? The excitement? The adventure? Nothing ever changes, until . . . Babymouse hears about Felicia Furrypaws's exclusive slumber party. Will Babymouse get invited? Will her best friend, Wilson, forgive her if she misses their monster movie marathon? Find out in Babymouse: " Queen of the World, a graphic novel w...more
96 pages
Published by Turtleback Books (first published 2005)
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Poor Babymouse. No time to read any of her fantastic Adventure books because of stupid homework, cursed with curly whiskers that refuse to be sleek and smooth, lacking a steady diet of cupcakes… it’s a hard life she’s leading. Clearly she needs to become Queen of the World and rule over all she surveys.

There’s just one hitch, before that can happen. Babymouse needs—with every fiber of her being—she NEEDS to get invited to Felicia Furrypaws sleepover party. It. Must. Happen. Because of course on...more

Imaginative and sassy Baby Mouse works hard to earn an invitation to Felicia Furrypaws' slumber party only to discover she prefers the company of her old friend to the popular crowd.


The cartoon-like graphics and pink and black coloring is sure to appeal to young and preteen girls. The protaganist goes to school, is stuck with curly wiskers and has an annoying little brother. This familiar world is is broken up with wild day dreams where Baby Mouse finds herself fighting a giant squ...more
My students get more exited about Babymouse books than they do candy, so I simply had to see what all the hype was about despite my general dislike for graphic novels. The format just doesn't appeal to me, but I'm all for any book that gets my kids excited, so I gave it a go by reading it aloud to my 4 year old. First of all, I have to say... reading a comic book aloud is pretty awkward in my opinion, but my daughter seemed to follow along just fine and loved the story. When we got to the end, w...more
Melanie Soble
1. This book would fall under the category of a junior book, graphic novel.
2. Babymouse wants desperately to be part of the popular crowd. When the most popular girl in school is throwing a slumber party, Babymouse wants to be included. She gives up her book report to score the invite, but is the party what she dreams it will be?
3. critique
a. The strongest part of this book is its limited words and illustrations.
b. Graphic novels seem to usually be geared towards boys, so it is great that th...more
Eve Victor
In all honesty, I had a hard time thinking that this book was going to catch my interest at all. However, as I went through the pages I realized I could finish this book walking away with an interesting story. I found it odd that "graphic novels" were seen as interesting or educational. But then when finishing the book I got a new sense of understanding for how to fully define a graphic novel and definitely enjoyed this. I would say the book is probably for older(ish) readers who are intersted i...more
Ch_beth Rice
Babymouse: Queen of the World! is the adventures of a tween aged mouse who longs for the glamour, excitement, and adventure she finds in the books she loves. In the graphic novel, written and illustrated by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm, Babymouse struggles with the day to day issues most intermediate and middle school students encounter and escapes these moments with her powerful imagination. In this first book of the series, Babymouse wants desperately to be invited to a sleepover of the p...more
Babymouse: Queen of the World! by Jennifer L. Holm (2005)
Genre: Graphic Novel
Format: Book
Plot summary: An imaginative mouse dreams of being queen of the world, but will settle for an invitation to the most popular girl's slumber party.
Considerations or precautions for readers advisory (strong language, sex, death, religious overtones, violence, etc.): No special considerations
Review citation (if available): Smith, Robin L. Horn Book Magazine , September/October 2008, Vol. 84 Issue 5, p587-587
This book is a graphic novel concerning the adventures and daily life of BABYMOUSE. In this book, she wants to the the queen of the world. She's not quite happy leading the boring life she thinks she's living. One day she is invited to a sleepover but at this sleepover realizes that her life was never boring to being with. In fact, it was that moment she felt she was truly the queen of her domain. With this in mind, she ditches the sleepover and goes to her friend's house to watch horror movies...more
Many will love this graphic novel. In this edition of this graphic novel series, Babymouse finds herself tired of her day-to-day schedule, as she feels like it is lacking glam. She feels like there should be more to her life than just a jammed locker, and boring daily chores. Babymouse makes her new goal to be invited to the most popular girl’s sleepover party. With that goal in mind, Babymouse faces some tough decisions. Pre-teens and teens, especially girls, will love this book. They will be a...more
Analissa Cox
This was the first time I read a graphic novel since Captian Underpants and I thought this was witty and hilarious. I love babymouse and her determination to become popular becasue it puts her into some conflicting desicions. this is a good book for kids who feel like they need to 'fit in' when really they are fine how they are. In a comical and clever way Holm teaches readers a lesson of self acceptance. Babymouse's character is definitely one to love because she is so sassy sometimes, which yo...more
Sophia C
This book had a lot of word bubbles.
Emily Scott
This is the first book in the Babymouse series and I am happy that I chose this one. This book is about Babymouse who has a big problem with her life because everything is always the same. From getting up, brushing her whiskers, eating breakfast.. etc. She starts to wonder where all the glamour is in the things she does everyday. She decided she wants to be just like the girl that is considered the queen, Felicia Furrypaws. Felicia always looks so nice, she is very popular and is very high in so...more
Oh Babymouse, where have you been all my life? I wish I was in elementary school with her. I'd even go back to elementary school if Babymouse was there. With her vivid imaginary life, she transforms the everyday experiences into a magical adventure - with flair and pizzas. I love the rifts on classic genres like detective fiction, science fiction, and even Frankenstein. Babymouse is a literate mouse who makes me want to read and read and read - until I have devoured every volume of the series.
This story is about a babymouse who struggles with day to day issues that students in middle school will face. Babymouse really wants to be invited to this sleepover at the popular girl Felicia’s house. From this she learns a great lesson on friendship and being happy with what you have. Being popular does not mean anything. Just because someone is popular does not mean they are a nice person. This book teaches a great lesson for students, which is why it is a great book to read to a classroom....more
I feel like this book is a great book for students that feel depressed, when I was younger and even now I feel as if I’m simply go through the motions of a repeating life of waking up, going to school, doing homework and now that I’m older working. Just like every little girl she wants her life to be glamorous and treated like a queen. This causes her to daydream frequently which is really relatable for children because a lot of the times children and adults use daydreaming as an escape from the...more
Carol Royce Owen
I am trying to broaden my horizons (and book purchases) to include graphic novels, I really am. So, when I saw the Babymouse books appearing on lots of my friends Good Reads reviews, I decided I had to try them. So, one could say I'm making steps - Babymouse steps, to get to other friends' enthusiasm for graphic novels. OK - they are cute, and Babymouse is a likable character, especially since she likes reading so much. in this story Babymouse really wants an invitation to Felicia Furrypaws' sle...more
Christina G
Super cute, pink, and sassy comic for grades 2-5. And I'm pretty sure Babymouse will grow up to be a lesbian.
Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
So it appears that I am reading Babymouse out of order...oh well...love her just the same.
The brother and sister duo of Jennifer and Matthew Holms provides a style that is distinctive and grabs the reader’s attention from the first page with BabyMouse declaring "I just hope it has a happy ending!" The illustrations are engaging and the graphic novel writing style is a perfect spring board to the genre. BabyMouse: Queen of the World present themes that young readers tend to wrestle with – what’s important, being popular or being a true friend? Are you genuine, or pretend to be someone...more
This is a good comic for younger kids.
Nov 07, 2009 Liz rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: tween girls ages 8-12
Shelves: lis-565
Babymouse dreams of being queen of the world, but soon discovers that life is perfect as long as you have sassy style, exciting books good friends and tasty cupcakes!

Critical Review
Babymouse is a sassy and stylish mouse whose life is just a little too boring for her. If she were queen of the world she would have fame, fortune and tasty snacks not to mentions excitement and adventure! Babymouse would even settle for being assistant queen to Felicia Furrypaws if only she could be invited...more
Ally Copper
"Queen of the World! (Babymouse, #1)" by Jennifer L. Holm is a lively graphic novel featuring a girl mouse who appears to be a middle school student with middle school problems. Babymouse longs for glamor, action, and adventure in her life, and she longs to be queen, complete with tiara and straight whiskers. She seeks an invitation to a popular girl's slumber party and will make a pretty big (and questionable) sacrifice to get it. This book sends a message to readers that they should appreciate...more
Nathaniel Chattic
Grades: 2nd - 3rd

As a kid that grew up doing a lot of illustrating, because I love art, this book holds a certain appeal for me. It reads like a basic comic strip would, with the text inside of word boxes, bubbles, and thought balloons, and is placed both inside these parameters as well as onto the surrounding white space. The fonts are pretty easy to read and the story itself should be relatable and easy to understand. I think kids will enjoy reading about the exploits of Babymouse, since much...more
Teneka Howland
3rd - 4th grade

Jennifer and Matthew Holm tell the story of Babymouse in this graphic novel. In this story, Babymouse tries her best to fit in and, in the process, begins to lose her own identity. This would be a great story for young readers as they begin to feel the pressure from peers to do things or behave in certain ways that they would not normally do otherwise. This story's theme shows that being yourself will help you realize your inner beauty. The illustrator uses only one color (pink) o...more
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Review initially posted at Wyz Reads.

I have heard a lot about Babymouse, mostly from one Colby Sharp. I had hesitated to dip my toes into that water, though. It seemed too juvenile, too girly, too. . .princessy, for lack of a better term. But Jennifer Holm is visiting Ann Arbor this week, and I couldn't go to her talk without having read at least one Babymouse book.

Holy cow. I wish I had checked out all of them.

Quite frankly, I am in awe of this book. It starts out by introducing us to Babymouse...more
Holm, J.L. and Holm, M. (2005). Babymouse: Queen of the world! New York: Random House.

Babymouse is a creative and imaginative mouse who wants glamour, excitement, adventure, fame, fortune, tasty snacks and most of all, to be queen of the world! She desperately wants to be invited to the popular girl’s slumber party (the shallow cat Felicia Furrypaws), so she ditches her best friend (Wilson the Weasel) and cheats in order to get in with the in-crowd. To her surprise, she learns a few thin...more
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Sarah Landwehr
"Babymouse Queen of the World!" by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm is a graphic novel that tells the story of Babymouse, a young mouse with a vivid imagination, whose life seems less than glamorous in comparison to that of Felicia Furrypaws. When Felicia decides to have slumber party, Babymouse will do anything to get an invitation, including letting Felicia claim Babymouse's book report as her own. Finally, after meriting an invitation to the party, Babymouse discovers that she has no fun at...more
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