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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 ...more
Unknown Binding, 96 pages
Published December 27th 2005 by Tandem Library (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

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
Babymouse has such a boring life. The same thing happens every day. She gets up, fusses with her curly whiskers, fights with her locker that always sticks, and wishes she could be Felicia Furrypaws' friend. Felicia is the most popular girl at school and she won't give Babymouse the time of day.

When Felicia starts handing out invitations to a slumber party, Babymouse is determined to do whatever it takes to get one. She knows a sleepover at Felicia's house is going to be the most exciting thing s
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
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
Gary Butler
29th book read in 2015.

Number 280 out of 457 on my all time book list.

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Sophia C
This book had a lot of word bubbles.
Jessica Schuerman
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This book was interesting to read. It starts out with a mouse who does the same thing every day. she has to go to a school where she doesn't fit in. All she ever wants is to be the queen of the school, but she knows that will never happen. She tries so hard to fit in with everyone else in the school, but she doesn't have the perfect whiskers like they do. The mouse gives the cat her report just so she can fit in and get an invite to the sleep over. That is where she realizes it's
BabyMouse Queen of the World, written by Jennifer and Matthew Holm, is a great read; filled with wonderful illustrations, and a positive message for anyone reading the story.
The story of "Queen of the world"demonstrates to us our protagonist, BabyMouse, attempting to fit in with the cool girls in school and trying to gain an invite to "the slumber party." However, BabyMouse finds herself torn between going to the sleep over, or keeping her plans to see a movie with her best friend-Wilson the wie
Shelby Summerville
Babymouse, Queen of the World! is a fun graphic novel about a mouse in middle school and her adventures. In this first book we meet Babymouse as she is waking up for the school day. She wakes up, gets dressed, brushes her whiskers, eats breakfast and then catches the bus. She felt her life lacked excitement. She was stuck with things she did not want like a stuck locker and trash duty. She wanted to be queen of the world! But someone else was already queen, Felicia Furrypaws. Babymouse and Felic ...more
Elizabeth Murphy
I have read several of the Babymouse books growing up. I read them when I was in middle school, but they are actually meant for grades 2-5, which I definitely could understand when reading them. They were quick and easy reads when I was reading them in middle school, and I think they would have been the same when I was in fourth or fifth grade. These graphic novels are great for children in elementary and middle school though because they keep the reader engaged. I think these books are more gea ...more
Graphic novels are very different from picture books. In this graphic novel named “Babymouse: Queen of the world”, which is about Babymouse a cute girly mouse who wanted to become the queen of the world. To achieve this Babymouse wanted to become friends with Felicia, and go to her slumber party. She chased her around and tried to talk to her, nothing worked until one day Felicia asked Babymouse to give her the homework that was due on that day, and so she did. Babymouse got in trouble but it di ...more
Babymouse Queen of the World is an entertaining and whimsical children's graphic novel that follows Babymouse, a young character who finds her typical daily boring life as a big dilemma. The author tells the funny story of Babymouse on her pursuit to establish some glam, excitement, and adventure in her life by getting invited to a slumber party hosted by school popularity, Felicia Furrypaws. She accomplishes this goal which leads to her realizations that she has unintentionally neglected to con ...more
Kira Caillouet
In this graphic novel, the main character BabyMouse desires to like the popular Felicia Furrypaws to escape her “typical” life. When she invites her to a sleepover, Babymouse has to make a choice between associating with the popular kids of her loyal best friend, Wilson the Weasel. In most literature, weasels are sneaky and untrustworhy but Holm and Holm turn this popular stereotype on his head. Based on our classroom discussion, Babymouse can be analyzed from different approaches. If one uses t ...more
Nathaniel Mccombs
Babymouse Queen of The World by Jennifer and Matthew Holm is a great graphic novel about a girl mouse that only wants to be the most popular mouse in school; which in Babymouse’s eyes is being the queen of the world. But in order to be the coolest girl in her school she must try to be friends with the most popular cat in school Felicia Furrypaws. To gain Felecia’s approval Babymouse strives to obtain an invitation to Felicia’s slumber party. The best aspect of this graphic novel is when Babymous ...more
Sofia Davis
In the graphic series book Baby Mouse, Queen of the World we meet the character baby mouse who is just a tiny mouse with big dreams and ambition of becoming queen of the world one day. In the book, baby mouse hopes and dreams about receiving an invitation from her popular idol, Felicia Furrypaws, fabulous slumber parties. In order to get an invitation, Baby mouse agrees to give Felicia Furrypaws a book report that she will write for her. Sadly, Baby mouse forgets that she has already promised he ...more
Nicole Marzan
Queen of the World! is the first book in the Babymouse series. Babymouse is an adventurous mouse whose hobbies include making cupcakes, daydreaming, and watching movies with her best friend Wilson. Babymouse thinks her boring life needs some glamor, and she dreams of being queen of the world. Felicia is the most popular girl in school, and Babymouse thinks her life will be more exciting and great if she gets invited to Felicia's slumber party. Babymouse must then decide if being queen of the wor ...more
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.
Jolene Aho
“Babymouse Queen of the World” is a graphic novel about a young mouse who wants glamour, excitement, and adventure in her life. When the most popular girl at school decides to have a sleepover, Babymouse tries everything she can think of to get invited. When she finally goes to the sleepover, Babymouse realizes that her old friends and life are just right for her.

“Babymouse” is an example of a graphic novel because it uses sequential art to tell a story. Both the text and illustrations tell the
Cameron Devaughn
This is an interesting story about a mouse and her imagination. The illustrations are pink and full of humor. The artwork shows life and movement. Babymouse lives a life that any school kid could identify with, even some young adults still struggle with some of the same feelings. Like getting up in the morning is hard, finding your place in the social world of school life that usually results in worry and jealousy. Lots of people don’t like physical education and locker-room. Opening your locker ...more
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'd heard things (all good) about Babymouse through internet chatter, but thought it was for a younger crowd (Baby). The first one was sitting on the shelf at the library today while I waited for my son to get his summer reading prize, so I picked it up. Finished it by the time he got done and what a delightful book to read while waiting!

Babymouse has imagination, style, and attitude but doesn't always recognize the blessings right in front of her. Through the course of this pink and black graph
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
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