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Rock Star (Babymouse #4)

4.12 of 5 stars 4.12  ·  rating details  ·  1,434 ratings  ·  92 reviews
Move over Mozart! Babymouse has music in her soul...but sadly, not in her flute. Will Babymouse ever hit the right note? Will she be the star of the school concert, or is her musical career all washed up before it's even started? Find out in Babymouse: Rock Star, the sensational fourth book in the Babymouse series--taking center stage this fall!
Paperback, 96 pages
Published September 26th 2006 by Random House Children's Books (first published 2006)
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The lovable heroine of this graphic novel for the pint sized set is sure to delight.

Ages 7-12

A very pink and fantastical graphic novel featuring a sassy, fun-loving mouse, this book is a fun and entertaining read for the elementary aged student. It switches back and forth between over the top, giant, appealing fantasy and a reality that is easy for kids to identify with. The daily, ordinary issues Babymouse deals with, such as a pesky little brother and wanting to be first chair in the band are
This one was cool.She was also imaging. In reality she goes play an interment she plays the flut. But turns out she is really bad like really bad. But it was funny how she thought that she was a real rock star.
In her daydreams Babymouse is a famous musician. She plans to start the journey toward making her dream a reality by becoming the best flute player in her school band. Unfortunately she is last chair...for the second year in a row...and constantly gets teased by big, mean Felicia Furrypaws. No matter how much she practices, Babymouse just can't seem to improve, until she gets a bit of advice from Penny Poodle. Now Felicia is last chair, and Babymouse in on her way to greatness.

Babymouse Rockstar
Sarah-Rae Bugayong
This was a cute book. I would not use it as a teaching tool but it would be good to have in the class room library. I like how the picture were primarily white, black, and pink. This book is good for a little girls with vivid imaginations.I thought it flowed really nicely, but it was easy to follow which surprised me. The setup of the book while skimming through it the first time looked very confusing. But it was nice to see that it was not that hard of a read. I liked the volume, since it showe ...more
Babymouse dreams of being a rock star but she has to make it through school band first and avoid getting picked on by Felicia Furrypaws. When Penny Poodle falls victim to one of Felicia’s attacks, she agrees to help Babymouse play her flute out of revenge. The story alternates between Babymouse’s imagination and reality, with witty allusions to well-known stories like the Wizard of Oz and the Pied Pieper. Readers will also enjoy the tongue-in-cheek interaction between Babymouse and narrator, who ...more
Annika chose this book because her cool fifth grade friend likes the series. Funny (though many jokes went over her head), quick story.
Brooke Murray
I had never heard of the Baby Mouse until I started taking a children's literature class at Arizona State University. The baby mouse books has the same main character though out the series but she is put in different situations. In this particular book, Baby mouse is a rock star. It tells the story of Baby Mouse and how she started playing the flute and the struggles that she goes through with school. She isn't the best at playing the flute and everyone keeps telling her that. Baby mouse starts ...more
Hawa Adaweh
this book is about babymouse trying to be a rockstar!!!!!!
She is a rock star!
Jerri Miller
1. Junior Book – Graphic Novel

2. Babymouse takes the reader on yet another adventure. This time she wished to be a rock star. We find out later that she just wants to learn to play the flute instead of squeaking and screeching so she doesn’t have to be last chair this year in the school performance.

3. a. Content and Illustrations
b. For me this book does not have enough content in it for being a chapter book and doesn’t really flow well. I was also not crazy about the illustrations due to the
Katelynn Callahan
This graphic novel was about Babymouse and her dreams of becoming a rockstar. She plays the flute and has never been very good at it. During band class she has always been last chair and even though she is not very good she is always practicing to become better. Babymouse is determined to succeed at the flute. After class one particular day, there is a sign up sheet for tryout for the school concert. She instantly gets excited and decides to audition. Over the next couple of days she practices a ...more
Nicole Dylewicz
The Babymouse Novels is a series of books about a mouse. In each book she aspires to be something outrageous. For example, she wanted to be a queen and now she wants to be a rock star. But in reality, who doesn't try to be a rock star when they are younger or even older? These books are really cute and will always put a smile on little kids faces but also inspiring. Although Babymouse wants to be a rock star she can barely play the flute well enough in her school band. She practices extremely ha ...more
Jackie Pino
The fourth graphic novel in the Baby Mouse series, Rock Star follows Baby Mouse through her struggle to become a world renowned musician. A terrible flute player, Baby Mouse simply wants to beat out bratty Felicia and not be last chair in the flute section for the concert this year. Finally, Baby Mouse is helped out by a good friend and learns the secret to playing.
Throughout the graphic novel, Baby Mouse does a lot of fanaticizing that can be difficult to follow. There is not always a clear ind
Haley Herman
Just an average Babymouse. Not good, not bad. I love the theme of practice makes perfect, but Felicia is simply annoying and I hate watching her get away with just about everything she does (and no, being placed on last chair doesn't count. If she was better than/as good as Babymouse for something fairly objective like flute skill, it doesn't seeem a very appropriate punishment).
Tawny Angerame
The novel Babymouse written by Jennifer L. Holm is about a mouse, Babymouse, dreaming of becoming a rock star. However, with the only thing going for her being band class, she struggles to find her music playing skills. Yearning to become a rock star, one must decide which instrument they would like to perfect on. Babymouse chooses the flute to perfect. She is nowhere near how good she wants to be at playing the flute. This leads to her practicing day in and day out. At the concert, she blew eve ...more
Apr 19, 2012 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children starting to read graphic novels
This is the fourth book in the Babymouse series by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm. The plot centers on Babymouse trying to learn to play the flute and avoid being named as the last chair at the band concert. I thought the literary references were fun and I loved that she was humbled by another flutist.

Our youngest really likes these books. They are quick reads and she's read two of these books in the last couple of days. I'm sure that we'll quickly read through this series.
Babymouse dreams of being a rock star but she has to make it through school band first and avoid getting picked on by Felicia Furrypaws. When Penny Poodle falls victim to one of Felicia’s attacks, she agrees to help Babymouse play her flute out of revenge. The story alternates between Babymouse’s imagination and reality, with witty allusions to well-known stories like the Wizard of Oz and the Pied Pieper. Readers will also enjoy the tongue-in-cheek interaction between Babymouse and narrator, who ...more
Cute story- I like the incorporation of other stories with the references to The Pied Piper and The Wizard of Oz.
Amber Keck
Babymouse learns to "feel" the music as she learns to play the flute and beat out Felicia Furrypaws for first chair.
This book is so fun and unconventional. Really reflects what school is like and would be great for young readers.
741.59 Holm. It's a little odd that the writer/illustrator/publisher chose pink as the only color besides gray and black with which to create this book. Pink appeals to young girls, but the subject matter Baby Mouse dreams of, in and out of her reveries between her real life and imaginary, is more suited to 4th through even 7th grade. Baby Mouse's daydreams, commentaries and dealings with the bully Felicia Furrypaws are fun and funny. I totally related to the parents and grandparents at her flut ...more
Morgan Davis
Babymouse dreams of one day of being in a rockstar band, but right now the only thing going for her is band class. Babymouse plays the flute and has lots of problems and never seems to practice. She dreams in heart of playing music, but when she plays her flute nobody wants to hear her play. Then Penny Poodle a rich and popular kid offers to help Babymouse with her music playing skills. Babymouse gets all caught up in this dream and then realizes that it's more important to be who you are and no ...more
Lady Knight
Overall, just 'meh'. A particularly boring addition to the series, and while I did enjoy the segue into the Wizard of Oz ("follow the green linoleum!") too much of it felt forced. Felicia may get her comeuppance, but it doesn't feel right for Babymouse to 'win' in this case. Is it maybe because she is typically such an underdog character? Maybe, but it doesn't seem as good of a read simply because she does so clearly come out on top... and don't mean in a 'being the better person' way.
Babymouse surely has ADD, she can't focus in school, is very prone to daydreaming, and she really doesn't like fractions! But she has a heart of gold, works hard, believes in herself and learns to play the flute! This quirky black and white and pink graphic novel is perfect for girls first grade (independent readers) and up! (Even though the word "stupid" is used; I had to assure my kids it is OK to read the word but not say it).
Callie Stillion
I really enjoyed Babymouse, and I think that for anyone who likes graphic novels, or fun fantasy things would enjoy this book. It was an easy, fast read, but once in a while, everyone likes that. This year in the school concert, Babymouse is in one of the fronts seats of the concert, leaving Felicia behind in the last seat. Babymouse is so proud of herself, she wonders, what will happen next year?.
I love this book so much.My favorite part was when babymouse
was playing her flute.I liked that part because she didn't
know how to play the flute and she had to play in front of
her whole class.A girl that dosen't like babymouse invitesher
over and lets her play a solad gold flute.The girl that invited her over had buncthes of solad gold flutes.So babymouse became famous.bdgjjdgp
Barb Keister
In this Babymouse adventure, Babymouse struggles with band auditions so she can escape the dreaded "last chair". Literary references to Wizard of Oz, Sound of Music, Pied Piper of Hamelin which young readers unfamiliar with those stories might miss. Very fun read and Babymouse survives once again with the help of a friend. (But Babymouse, you were already a rock star!)
In installment #4, Babymouse wants to become a famous rock star! The only problem? She's not that good at playing the flute!! With a bit of help from a friend and lots of practice, will Babymouse triumph once again? Be sure to read Babymouse Rock Star to find out!! :) An adorable Babymouse that has a happy ending - no strings involved, LOL!! I give it 5 out of 5 YUPIs!! :>
May 10, 2009 Rhonda rated it 3 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.

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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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