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AHHH, VALENTINE'S DAY! Babymouse loves Valentines Day! A day for pink hearts! Flowers! Candy! School dances and romance . . . sweetromance! WAIT! Romance? Ew! And what's this about a school dance? Does that mean Babymouse needs a date? Uh-oh! Looks like thisValentine's Day may turn into a Valentine's dud! Will Babymouse go to the school dance? Will she get any Valentines? ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published December 26th 2006 by Random House Children's Books (first published December 1st 2006)
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May 14, 2015 Aryanamarin rated it it was amazing
This was so sweet but weird at the same time. She would lead boys on and them break them. So sad but she liked it for some reason but they were sweet to here.
Julie Garcia
Feb 22, 2016 Julie Garcia added it
Recommends it for: teachers, parents,children, even teens!
I don’t want to ruin the whole series for anyone because they are fun quick books to pick up but I want to mention the similarities that I noticed with the two series books. When I read the 5th book “Heart Breaker” I realized that Babymouse always has some sort of trouble with her locker. Something really cool within the series is that she reflects back to prior books that are intended to be read before the one you are reading, in my mind it kind of creates an inside joke. I thought it was so co ...more
Jun 14, 2012 Sherry rated it it was amazing
Dirty dancing reference? This one wins hands down for my favorite pop culture reference in Babymouse!
Mar 12, 2011 Robin rated it really liked it
It’s February, close to Valentine’s Day, and there’s a school dance. You all know what that means – STRESS for Babymouse! Will someone ask her to the dance? Well, she can always go with her good friend Wilson, right? Ack, no . . . turns out he’s asked Penny! And when no requests come, Babymouse bravely decides to ask someone herself. Oh, but Duckie has asked Kathy Bear. And so on and so on. What is Babymouse to do?

If you're familiar with the Babymouse books, you already know she has a vivid imag
May 22, 2008 Laura rated it liked it
Fifth in the Babymouse graphic novel series, this book is sure to delight young female fans of the series. Like all the Babymouse books, it is illustrated entirely in black, white, and pink. Between indulging her complicated daydreams and avoiding the mean cat bully at school, Babymouse has to find a date for the Valentine's Day dance. When no one asks her, Babymouse eventually takes matters into her own hands and goes to the dance by herself--and finds a happy ending. While Babymouse appears sa ...more
Chrissy Muller
Nov 04, 2011 Chrissy Muller rated it really liked it
This was such a girly book! Throughout the story (which was laid out sort of like a comic book), Babymouse has princess fantasies about being asked to the Valentines Day Dance at her school. She can't seem to find a date, until an unsuspecting friend asks her to join him. Overall, I thought this was a very good little girl book. Probably would appeal to the 3-5 grade students, because at that point, they know what a dance is, and the ideals that go along with it. The illustrations were very simp ...more
Conan Tigard
Nov 16, 2015 Conan Tigard rated it really liked it
I love Babymouse! Yes, even though I am not in the target audience (not even close), I think Babymouse is the funniest little girl in books today, even though she is a mouse. She is a daydreamer, and aren't we all? We all want the best of things, and it is a lot of fun to watch Babymouse's daydreams.

As for poor Babymouse falling in love, well, we all know she is too young for that. But she does dream of meeting her prince and having him sweep her off her feet. What girl doesn't want that? But t
Babymouse is a fun and simple black and white graphic novel series with a superstar at the center. She may be in middle school, but she is a force to be reckoned with and her smart, sassy and stubborn personality always gets her in to trouble, and then gets her out of it. This time she has to be confident on the inside and brave on the outside.

In this episode, Babymouse is faced with the excitement and terror of Valentine's Day and a school dance. When no one asks her to go, Babymouse has to com
May 02, 2011 Sarah rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
My daughter read this to me at bedtime last night. And, honestly, listening to her read a graphic novel to me is pretty entertaining with all the sound effects. And the constant phrase, "Typical." Babymouse is concerned with the Valentine's Day dance--will she get invited? Will she go? Will her fairy tale come true? Ahhh, the stress! My daughter loves this series--I'm just glad she found some graphic novels that she likes....
Jan 23, 2014 Rebecca rated it it was ok
I first want to say I love Babymouse. I love her fantasies. I love the way she interacts with the narrator. It's so much fun. But this installment fell flat for me for a very specific reason. (view spoiler) ...more
Becky B
The Valentine's Day Dance is coming up and no one has asked Babymouse to the dance! Wilson already has a date, and Babymouse keeps striking out when she tries to ask someone to go with her. Will the dance be a Valentine's Day dream or epic fail?

On the one hand, this was a cute and comic look at a middle school Valentine's Day dance. On the other hand, I kind of wish they'd let Babymouse have a great time without eventually finding a date. Oh well. You could use this one when talking about foresh
Kristine Hansen
Feb 25, 2016 Kristine Hansen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
This series has been absolutely solid and enjoyable throughout. The kids have been grabbing at these books and reading them like they were candy, which delights me to no end because two of the kids are fairly dyslexic and have a heck of a time reading. Anything that gets them interested enough to pick up a book is such a winner!

Babymouse is confronted with that dreaded event - Valentine's Day - and of course the ubiquitous dance. Her solution to not being asked is perfect, as are her fantasies.
Jessica Berry
Oct 03, 2012 Jessica Berry rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
The main character, Babymouse, is trying to find a date for the Valentine’s day dance. She feels like everyone already has a date and cannot find anyone to go with her. She ends up going alone and when she is about to leave because she is not having fun, Georgie asks her to dance and she ends up having a good night! For the majority of this book Babymouse is usually at school, where she often daydreams about being a princess and having a prince rescue her. These daydreams usually have different ...more
Jacqueline Holton
I thought the Baby Mouse: Cupcake Tycoon by Jennifer Holm & Matthew Holm is a graphic novel and is one of thirteen. The story is about a mouse named Baby mouse . She had a accident in the library which caused the books damage. Her teacher decided to have a fund raiser to help replace the damage to the books. She asked for all the students to get Involved selling cupcakes. At first BabyMouse didn’t want to help with it but when she found out that the winner will get a prize she changed her mi ...more
Mar 05, 2014 Janice rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids-lit
For 4th grade on up

This is a graphic novel which targets its intended audience. It even throws in some references for children of the ‘80s (Dirty Dancing).

Babymouse is excited that Valentine’s Day is almost here. Her problem is she doesn’t have a date to the dance. We get to see her musings and imaginings which are very entertaining along the way.

Babymouse learns that it is okay to ask a boy, that it is okay to be yourself, and more.
Apr 24, 2012 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: children starting to read graphic novels
This is the fifth book in the Babymouse series by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm. The plot centers on Babymouse trying to find a date to the school Valentine's Day dance. She experiences a lot of frustration and mixed emotions over the prospect of inviting one of her classmates to be her escort. Her imagination runs wild, as usual, and she imagines herself in many different and fantastic scenarios. The cartoonish illustrations are filled with black, white and lots of pink and are typical for ...more
I didn't like this one as much as others in the series because it is all about the angst of getting a date for the school dance. Way too much pressure is put on kids around all of this, and unfortunately in 2015 the pressure is still all heterosexual. But I have to admit the story is at least realistic, and (to some extent) Babymouse learns not to worry so much about "social rules" and expectations.
Feb 12, 2014 Intrepid47 rated it did not like it
Shelves: horrible
I thought that this book was okay. My favorite genre is romance, and I just came home from school and I was tired, and I just wanted to read something short, so I picked up one of my sister's library books. Which happened to be this. I didn't really like it that much, and I finished it in about five minutes. Also, this book was probably meant for five year olds, and I'm eleven.
Agnes U
Jun 09, 2015 Agnes U rated it liked it
I guess the reason why this book could be liked is because it pretty much represents a growing child’s life and struggles ( which can be made into light-hearted stories). The comic like style makes the reading more entertaining and easier to follow. However, the image of mouse for me in a picture book is reserved mainly for “Maus”.
Shaniya Washington
Nov 11, 2015 Shaniya Washington rated it it was amazing
babymouse didn't know that it's valentine day. so babymouse want to bring a date to valentine's day dance. so babmouse tryed to ask any boys but boys already asked by girls. babymouse is sad because she not have a date to valentine's day dance. geggie waiting for ask babymouse to a date.
Dec 14, 2013 Megan added it
Shelves: eng-261
This is the perfect graphic novel for girls. My reading buddy just ate this story up when we read it and she liked it so much, she had her mom buy her a few of the others to read at home, and that is the reason there are books out there in the world. It may just take one book to spark the child into reading more. I was so happy I could introduce this book to my reading buddy. I do recommend this book for all little girls out there that want to read graphic novels but can not find on that appeals ...more
Izabella Comber
Dec 22, 2015 Izabella Comber rated it it was amazing
In this book babymouse is trying to find someone to take her to the dance.
The moral is to let people come to you not to go to them yourself.
I'd give it a 5
Jen Traub
Feb 29, 2016 Jen Traub rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
I love Babymouse but I wasn't a fan of how this one ended with her needing the guy at the Valentines dance... I wish it was independent and empowering instead.
Olivia Lavelle
Mar 31, 2012 Olivia Lavelle rated it really liked it
This book was beyond cute. I personally loved this book because I like reading romantic and love novels. Valentines Day is near and babymouse is fantasizing about her prince charming coming to ask her out. I know this book would appeal to young pre-teen girls. This babymouse is full of spunk and definitely knows what she wants. This is very appealing to me, because this shows that girls can be strong and independent instead of weak and dependent. I think the author did a good job with making bab ...more
2008 Feb 10

Babymouse is presented with that awkward thing: the school dance. She's not really interested in romance, but she doesn't want to be left out, either.
May 18, 2014 Rhea rated it really liked it

I think I loved this when I was younger. It's fun and the art's great too, though the sheer amount of PINK can be overwhelming.
Emily Blahak
Nov 21, 2011 Emily Blahak rated it liked it
This Babymouse novel was about Valentine's Day. Babymouse goes through all of the fairytales she knows and fantisizes about her prince charming asking her to the school dance. This little novel takes place in I would guess a middle school where you would see your typical clicks of mean girls, jocks, nerds, etc. I think that the comic book style of writting for this book is fun and it's nice to read something that is a little different than your typical chapter book. I think this book would be a ...more
Aug 05, 2014 Karen rated it liked it
Depicts the angst young girls feel about school dances.
Dec 12, 2014 Soleydy rated it liked it
I think this book was funny and entertaining.
Amber Johnson
Not my favorite Babymouse. Blah.
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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
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