Cupcake Tycoon (Babymouse, #13)
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The word is out. Kids love Babymouse—star of the popular, award-winning, hilarious, PINK graphic-novel series showcasing the trials and tribulations of elementary school. The sassy mouse with attitude to spare has charmed her way into the hearts of kids, parents, and teachers everywhere! The series has won multiple Children’s Choice awards, and one title was the first grap...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published September 28th 2010 by Random House Children's Books
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Nancy Jo Lambert
These graphic novels blow my mind! They are so clever and all of the allusions (God, Greek Mythology, Monopoly, Donald Trump, etc.) are so well placed and smart! This one was really funny and I already have a kid waiting for it!
Nicola Mansfield
Reason for Reading: This book is a Cybils '10 nominees and as a panelist for Graphic Novels this is required reading for me.

It's fundraising time at school again, only this time they are raising money for books for the library that was recently destroyed in a flood (Babymouse!) and Babymouse is gloomy of the prospects of having every door slammed in her face with a hearty "No!" until she learns they will be selling cupcakes. Of course, then she's happy and all she can concentrate on is selling t...more
Reader
Some Babymice are better than others. With that in mind, this particular Babymouse is one of the finer titles I've seen. When our be-whiskered heroine accidentally manages to flood the entire school library by accident, a fundraiser is called for. Babymouse finds herself in direct competition with Felicia Furrypaws to sell the most cupcakes for the school. The catch? Felicia has a marketing machine at her beck and call and Babymouse isn't exactly the world's most natural saleswoman. It all works...more
Chelsea
In this thirteenth installment of Babymouse series, Babymouse: Cupcake Tycoon, Babymouse accidentally destroys a large part of her school library’s collection, and joins her classmates in a cupcake-selling fundraiser of epic proportions to raise money for new books. Like other stories in the series, Babymouse is initially foiled by her school nemesis, the popular (and apparently well-funded) Felicia, who out-advertises and out-sells Babymouse at every turn in pursuit of a mystery prize (oh, and...more
Betsy
One Sentence Review: Babymouse is the Liz Lemon of the juvenile graphic novel world and this is one of the stronger inclusions in her series (or maybe it's just that I love cupcakes so much).
Donalyn
Love Babymouse-- most of all because I can share her with my 11-year old daughter. Babymouse is a great role model in a tiny pink package.
Jazmine Shoup
Babymouse: Cupcake Tycoon, written and illustrated by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm, is a great children’s graphic novel that follows the story of a young determined mouse. Babymouse, the main character, is an adventurous young mouse who is determined to win her schools cupcake selling fundraiser. Babymouse accidently breaks the water pipe in the school library and the school decides to hold a fundraiser to get money to repair the damage done to the library. This particular fundraiser is ver...more
Sarah Sammis
I've read two or three Babymouse volumes for the Cybils and of them, Cupcake Tycoon by Jennifer and Matt Holm is my favorite so far. In this one, Babymouse and her classmates are fundraising to buy new books after Babymouse's accident while picking a book has resulted in a flood in the library.

In the other books I've read Babymouse doesn't put herself fully into her newest obsession. Usually her reasons for joining in the fun are rather petty or selfish. This time though she really is passionate...more
Cathy
Holm, J., Holm, M. (2010). Babymouse: Cupcake tycoon. New York: NY. Random House Children’s Books.
Babymouse accidentally floods her school library while daydreaming that she is an Indiana Jones-like character. The school needs to fundraise in order to replace all of the damaged books with a cupcake sale and Babymouse is determined to win “a special prize”.
This graphic novel, written and illustrated by a brother and sister team, is playful and winsome with its broad pen and ink drawing, tinted w...more
Allison
This book is children's fiction, graphic-novel


Babymouse is a spunky female mouse who dreams and imagines these goofy scenarios. In Cupcake Typhoon she is having a contest in her classroom to sell the most cupcakes so she can win the prize, and fix the library that she flooded in the beginning of the story. She is frustrated when she isn't selling as quickly as she thought. One day she decides to set up a stand on the corner of an intersection and somehow ends up on the news selling more cupcake...more
Ava So


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Babymouse and her classmates are doing a fundraising for the school library. As Babymouse has already ruined it. Later Babymouse is trying to find sponsors, but fails. Then Babymouse makes a small stand in the rain and many news reporters came and checked it out. At the end, Babymouse wins the award for whomever gets the most sponors.

The reason I picked the book is because when I was younger I used to love comic books and I still enjoy them but not as much as I grow older.
I also picked...more
Caitlin
This book is one of the cutest books i have ever read! It actually made me go out and read more of them because they are so good. Babymouse rules the world, and is a sassy fun little mouse.The book is set up in multiple boxes on each page, as if it was a cartoon. The pictures are all hand drawn and very cute and silly. In the book Cupcake Tycoon,the school library is having a fundraiser to raise money for the school, and a giant grand prize is given out to the person who raises the most. With Ba...more
Karita Coleman
Jun 17, 2013 Karita Coleman rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Elementary and Middle School Students
Recommended to Karita by: Myself
I've been reading the "Babymouse" series since I was young and I still enjoy them. This book was no exception.

After Babymouse accidentally destroys the school library, the school has a cupcake fundraiser to help fix it. Babymouse is thrilled, especially when she hears about the special prize for the top seller. Now she is determined to win, even if that means having to out- think Felicia Furrypaws, the mean girl and a major business tycoon. Babymouse, after exhausting out many selling ideas, fin...more
Caleb
It's cute and funny. Babymouse wants to sell the most cupcakes in her class, but her enemy will do it all to beat her. They're competing for a mystery prize. Babymouse feels like a loser and thinks she'll never win when every house she goes to someone's there and her enemy as said before is in the news, billboards, and tv. Until she has a idea for a stand. She makes it and it's going great then it starts to rain and everyone skatters and she gets soacked. Well along comes a news reporter and see...more
Nicole
Audience: 3rd grade-6th grade students, graphic novel lovers, struggling or reluctant readers

Appeal: The character in this book, Babymouse, is on an adventure to sell as many cupcakes as possible for her school fundraiser. Many students would find her to be a humorous character as she gets herself into all kinds of predicaments along the way. Because it is a graphic novel, the layout of the story is different and interesting and would appeal to students who have had some experience with and enjo...more
Todd
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Mari Anne
3.5 stars. Okay.... Babymouse is starting to grow on me. Aidan ADORES this series and I have to admit that I think they are getting better as the series goes on. These early reader graphic novels are a HUGE hit with the kids and are great for Grades 1 - 5, especially girls, who love graphic novels but don't want fighting, mythical creature, sci-fi, etc. In this installment Babymouse has to sell cupcakes to raise money for the library. Of course there is a contest involved and Babymouse is determ...more
Dep
Dec 10, 2013 Dep added it
I personally loved this book, Babymouse tried to get a book from the library that was very high, so she got up there and got the book, but almost fell and was saved by a pipe hanging up there, However she made the pipe break and caused a huge flood, Making a fundraiser to remake the new books, Although her selling skills werent too good, They were doing one on her favorite food, Cupcakes!

I seriousy LOVED the part when pikachu was on there, Pokemon stands out as my favorite franchise, and I loved...more
Courtney
Buy a cupcake and get a book, does it work in reverse-buy a book get a cupcake...either way a win-win situation.
Edward Lee
Babymouse is caught in a pickle when he accidentally turned on the sprinklers in the library and destroys all the books. In order to pay for the new books, he holds a cupcake sale to pay for it, but it isn't that easy. His archenemy Felicia is also selling cupcakes, but with ads and a catchy slogan, Babymouse seems like no match. He goes outside to set up shop, hoping to find more luck, but instead mother nature decides to visit him. Drenched in rain, he stood firm, and when a passing news van d...more
Sandra Vicars
I have to admit, this is my first Babymouse book that I have read. Who doesn't love cupcakes? The story begins with an accidental flooding of the library (gasp!). Can Babymouse make things right by being the top seller for the cupcake fundraiser to restock the library? Competition ensues. A very good story for kids to see that despite things happening, keep trying.
Samantha
In the newest Babymouse book, it's time to tackle that most beloved of school-related projects: fundraising. After Babymouse floods the library (by accident of course) the school needs to do a fundraiser to replace the damaged books. The fundraiser will be selling cupcakes, and the winner will get a special prize. Can Babymouse beat Felicia and get the prize?
Abby Johnson
When Babymouse accidentally floods the school library, she must participate in a fundraiser to help rebuild it. But selling cupcakes isn't quite as easy as she thought it would be. Can Babymouse outsell the other students to win the mystery prize?

Awww, I feel the library love on this one. :) Another fantastic Babymouse book!
Rebecca
Loved the way Babymouse kept going, even when facing struggles and the way that she comes to a realization of the truth at the end. Plus libraries are magical places :)
Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
I think this is my favorite Babymouse yet. It had me laughing out loud, and reading parts of it to my roommate. Gosh, I love Babymouse. And this one is about books and the library along with cupcakes. definitely a winning combination.
Angie
Babymouse is everything I am not ... a lover of pink and a lover of cupcakes (don't get me wrong, I love sweets ... cake is just one that I don't crave and go looking for especially!).

But she also loves her library. Which is #AWESOME.
Holly
So funny! Babymouse wants the grand prize in the libary fund-raiser and tries everything just to realize the prize wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Typical. I love Babymouse's imagination and spunky spirit!
Pinky
Yet another adorable addition to the Babymouse graphic novel collection. Babymouse has to sell cupcakes to help rebuild her school library after disaster strikes. Pinky deliciousness.
Stacey
Selling cupcakes to benefit the library--love it. I forgot to mention that she caused major flooding to the library--but it all works out in the end as it always does for Babymouse.
Sharlet Mullen
This book has a cartoon picture setting. In my opinion it is very hard to read and easy to loose focus. My daughter says this the worst Baby Mouse book she has read.
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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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