Heartbreaker (Babymouse, #5)
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Heartbreaker (Babymouse #5)

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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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Robin
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...more
Laura
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
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
Rene
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...more
Sarah
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....
Rebecca
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
Jessica Berry
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
Janice
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.
Dolly
Apr 24, 2012 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars 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
Intrepid47
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.
Megan
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
Olivia Lavelle
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
Emily Blahak
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
Amber Keck
Not my favorite Babymouse. Blah.
Sandra
I am going to keep reading more Babymouse because...I...LOVE...IT!!! Jenn and Matt Holm are soooo talented. This installment touched my heart. Babymouse hasn't been asked to the Valentine's Day Dance. I was rooting for Babymouse and hoping she'd get a date. Will she remain a wallflower or will her Prince come? You MUST read Babymouse #5 Hearbreaker to find out!! I haven't mentioned it before, but some of my favorite parts are the interactions between Babymouse and the "author & illustrator."...more
Jameisha
I thought this was a cute book, and it is definitely a book for girls. One of the many Babymouse series, it's about a mouse who wants to go to the Valentine's Day dance, but she can’t find a date. The storyline was funny, and its comic book style made it an entertaining read. I also liked the pictures. I found myself stopping to look at the illustrations before continuing to read because they give details about what’s going on in the story.
We are Readers!
She loved valentines and it was valentines day in 4 days and there was a valentines day dance so then she waited a couple days for a date but she didnt get a date but she went to the dance by herself and there jeffery how didnt have a date but he said you are the prittest one here said jeffery then he asked her to dance with her and baby mouse said yes.
Michelle
I loved this way more than I thought I would. Babymouse is adorably drawn and has the same issues as any 4th-7th grade girl might have. Who will ask me to the dance? Why is noone asking me to the dance? She eventually takes advice from her parents and goes to the dance solo. I will do a better job of recommending these to reluctant readers (or anyone) as they are more than JUST a pink comic book!
Angie
Not a pop culture reference ... but the scene where Babymouse is reading the magazine about how to get a boy to like you? And it tells her not to be too pushy so she practices "not calling him." And the narrator asks who and Babymouse doesn't even know.

Sigh. #mylife


The only thing. And it is a small thing. Elementary age kiddos don't need to be worrying about dates to dances!
Rhonda
May 10, 2009 Rhonda rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Rhonda by: Katie McElhaney
Shelves: read-2009
Babymouse is a 9 year old rodent who goes to school and plays like a regular girl. She has an active fantasy life that always gets her into trouble, making her late to class and dreamy when she needs to pay attention. We see her adventures along with her friend Wilson Weasel and archenemy, the popular Felicia Furrypaws. A fun easy read graphic novel.

Rogelia Pena
Babymouse is a graphic book/series about a fashionista mouse who wants to call attention. It is a funny and engaging book, especially for girls and for struggling readers. In this book, Babymouse is wondering about Valentine's Day and the school's dance. Young readers (3rd grade and up) love to read about this funny mouse's adventures!
Uflchildrens
Don't let the pink cover and Babymouse's penchant for cupcakes fool you. She is a mouse who knows what she wants and full of spunk. Funny, quick read of mouse enduring the battles of tweenhood. Start with the first volume in the series and then they can be read in any order. --Rachel and Elaine
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Barb Keister
Another fun adventure with Babymouse as she stresses out about finding a date for the school Valentine's Day dance. She learns the hard way that it's always best to just be yourself. As with the other Babymouse books, I enjoyed the banter between the narrator and Babymouse and other literary references.
Angela
I guess this wasn't a horrible read... I mean, it is what it is, but I'm not gonna jump to read the other ones in the series. Bo enjoyed it but she's 3 and doesn't quite grasp the finer nuances of great graphic novels for teens.

At least there was a tentacle monster living in Babymouse' locker...
Lizzie K
Cute, but sparse. Trying to embrace the series and push it in the library, but this is still just not my genre. You take what would be one chapter in a regular book and stretch it into a complete book, but with distracting pictures and confusing text bubbles. I just don't get it.
Dawn
Cute....kinda sappy too. Brings out all those feelings I remember about being worried about how things would go at a school dance! In the end she dances with a giraffe....and isn't that how junior high goes? Although, often it is the girl that is the giraffe, er, tall one.
Jen
Babymouse is sweet, and I'm sure my niece will love this for Valentine's Day. I sort of wish that the authors had shown that a girl (or guy) can have a good time at a dance without a partner, but maybe that's too much to ask for a Valentine's day graphic novel for kids.
Hannah
This book was hard for me to read because I thought it was too immature. It seemed like it was based off the life of a 7th grade girl and all the issues they go through if they didn't have a date for the school dance.
Nancy Jo Lambert
I love the Babymouse graphic novels. They are easily accessible and great for readers that are reluctant to read. I like that this character is both funny and genuine, for a mouse.
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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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