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Skater Girl (Babymouse #7)

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BEST GYMNAST. BEST speller. Best kazoo player. It seems everyone has a talent except Babymouse. That is, until Babymouse takes to the ice and surprises everyone with her spectacular spins and jubilant jumps. Until the famous Olympic coach, Coach Bearnakorva, discovers her and asks Babymouse to be her new protege. Will Babymouse's dreams of a medal come true? Or is she trea ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published May 15th 2010 by Random House Children's Books (first published September 2007)
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Babymouse stares longingly at the trophies in the school trophy case, none of which bear her name, remembering all of her less-than-thrilling “honorable mentions” and wishing that she could get a trophy of her own. Chances for glory come in unexpected places, however. As Babymouse is skating with her friends on a pond one day a famous figure skating coach stops her and invites her to train at the ice rink after school. With dreams of being an ice princess, Babymouse joyfully shows up for practic ...more
Sep 22, 2014 Clark rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids
My daughter challenged me to read the "whole entire Babymouse series" - I told her I'd meet her half-way and read one of them. This was the one. Babymouse decides to be an Olympic Gold Medalist skater. She has the natural talent and is accepted by the world-famous skating coach. But after a week or three Babymouse decides that there are better things to do in life than pursue a single dream to the exclusion of everything else, so she gives up and quits skating. Summary is proof that I read it.
Olivia Lavelle
This babymouse graphic novel was a cute book. I can see why children of a young age would be so attuned to such a book. Skater Girl brought out an fantastic message to the audience, it shows a little girl trying to accomplish her hobby as a sport, to WIN the big gold trophy. The lesson to be learned in this book is, nothing in life is going to come easy without putting in hard work and effort! I thought this message was really clear especially with the previous examples of her QUITTING streak in ...more
I enjoyed seeing Babymouse working really hard for something she really wanted - a change in the formula and a real page turner of a book. :)

I feel like this one was not only fun, with a nicely frosted ending, it also could spark conversations about values and priorities and what it costs to be the best.

(Sadly, I was reading the hard cover version. I really missed the pre-book cartoon on the front flap and the funnily decorated drawing of Jennifer & Matt Holm I've come to know and love in th
Annie Chan
Jan 09, 2012 Annie Chan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: december-january
This book is about a mouse named "Babymouse" who's a natural at skating. She gets trained by an Olympic coach and she is always dreaming of a medal. Later on Babymouse quits because it was much harder than she expected and it took up too much time.

I picked this book up because I read this series and I haven't read this one yet.

I finished this book because I wanted to know if Babymouse won her medal or not.

I recommend this book to Lucy or Helen because they read this series and they both skate.
Conan Tigard
Nov 16, 2015 Conan Tigard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Poor Babymouse. She has never won anything. It must be tough to always be beaten by everybody else. But that is the reality of life. You have to work hard at something to become the best, and Babymouse just doesn't have that philosophy . . . until now.

Babymouse wants to be a champion figure skater. She wants to go to the Olympics and win a gold medal. But the work Babymouse has to put in to make this happen starts to take a toll on her. Children are not designed to work this hard and should be
Babymouse loves to ice skate and she has the natural talent that Coach Bernakova is looking for in a winner. When the coach discovers Babymouse skating at the neighborhood pond, she volunteers to coach her.

With training, determination and the right coach, Babymouse could win a gold trophy. Babymouse has never been good at anything so she is excited about her chances. Babymouse throws herself into becoming a winning skater. She learns that hard work, early morning and afternoon practices, and die
Apr 30, 2015 Anna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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“Babymouse: Skater Girl” By Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm, is a cleaver story about a mouse and her want for a trophy. Though she has tried many different hobbies and sports, she has never won a trophy. This leads her to try a new sport, Ice Skating. This graphic illustrated to its readers what a commitment is. “Babymouse: Skater Girl” also teachers its reader that although it is important to have a passion, it is important to enjoy life as well. Its illustrations are enjoyable, funny, and easy ...more

Babymouse #7: Skater Girl is all about being the best at something. Everyone that surrounds Babymouse has an amazing talent except her, until she laces up her ice skates and takes off! Everyone is taken by surprise with her great talents on the ice. Coach Bearnakorva sees her on the ice one day and asks to coach her. He believes she has great talent. Coach B and Babymouse dream of winning the medal in the beginning until it turns out that they are not on the same page on how they feel about trai
Jul 15, 2012 Stacey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this to Caleb poolside in Lombok. We both enjoyed the pictures. He enjoys differentiating between the pink pages which illustrate Babymouse's excellent imagination, and the normal black and white pages. He often asks, "Now, are we back to the real Part?" and I usually answer, "As real as a babymouse ice-skating can be..."

Some of the themes in this one struck home. Often my kids are awed by trophies, and the want to be the very best at something. In this graphic novel, Babymouse is applyi
Jun 04, 2012 Dolly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children starting to read graphic novels
This is the seventh book in the Babymouse series by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm. The plot centers on Babymouse trying to learn to ice skate competitively and pursue the gold. I like that it depicts the hard reality of competitive sports and the sacrifices that must be made to reach the elite level. I may be a lazy mom, but I don't really wish that kind of life for our girls. I love watching them just be kids...

Our youngest really likes these books. They are quick reads and she read two of
May 02, 2014 Grace rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was good it is a good comic for any age and it appeals to people who want some good comedy. The thing i do not like about this book is that it is kind of the same as all the other baby mouse books but it still was fun to read
Jan 27, 2014 Rebecca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 30, 2012 Angie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphicnovel
Love the cupcake Babymouse makes on the ice.

Love the Little Engine that Could dream.

Love that (slight spoiler here) her friends make her a trophy.

I'm not quite as sure about how I feel about her quitting. I mean, the mom's quote about "Sometimes you have to quit to find out what makes you happy" can be true. If it means going outside of your comfort zone and quitting "the norm" to try something new. And not enough time to read? Egads. And no cupcakes? Umm ...

BUT ... that was not quite clear in
Kiana Kazemi
Nov 29, 2015 Kiana Kazemi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The babymouse series is practically awesome! I keep trying to find more and more copies to read and sometimes i read them over and over again. Everyone who likes comics and humor should read the series.
Hannah Marie
Mar 11, 2014 Hannah Marie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i think it was funny and i think it was cool, i like the wayt the story started. i read the book because my friend told me you can try it and i said ok because it looks nice
2008 February 28

Babymouse learns what it tales to be a competitive figure skater. On top of the ambient Babymouse love, I also love books that deal with the work of being good at something.
May 09, 2014 Paige rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the baby mouse series! Once you read one you can't stop! This one was amazing! It's a 90 min read, but it was still amazing! I love it!
Jan 29, 2015 Karlie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this book was realy good what i like about it ss she has a monster in her locker and she is alys late beause of her locker
Maggie Delikat
I liked it because ice skating is a cool thing that I like to do. it seemed cool when Babymouse tried to ice skate too.
In her signature black, white, and pale pink, Babymouse is back in this seventh graphic novel/comic. Discovered at the local frozen pond by a well-known ice skating coach who invites her to train at the rink, Babymouse jumps at the chance. The visions of grandeur floating through her mind cannot overcome the stress of 4:30 alarms, a super-competitive teammate, exhaustion, and--worst of all--being deprived of cupcakes. This has become a well-established series, and fans will eagerly seek out this ...more
Nov 23, 2015 Madissen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked it because it kind of thought you how to be comefedent about ice skating
Liked the message in this one: Balancing the value of hard work and winning vs enjoyment of the activity.
Ms. Landrum's Class
baby mouse is very adventureis and very funny and a total dweeb
Jaquelin Garcia
Aug 22, 2014 Jaquelin Garcia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
have fun and enjoy in reading me love reading!
Kristine Hansen
Mar 22, 2016 Kristine Hansen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
What I loved here is that Babymouse didn't fail - she's really good at skating. Her decisions in this book show a great deal of maturity. Also love how she put her all into trying. Babymouse is a great role model for young girls. I so can't recommend these books enough!
I LOVE BABYMOUSE!! In this installment, #7 Skater Girl, Babymouse learns the meaning of working hard at skating to win the gold. Is Babymouse ready to give up time, friends, books, AND her beloved cupcakes to get her trophy? Read Skater Girl to find out what happens in this wonderful addition to the Babymouse saga! :) To reiterate what I said after reading Queen of the World, I mean to read ALL the Babymouse books. Like with anything (like cupcakes *wink*), these books need to be savored! I give ...more
Sep 30, 2015 Larrissa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Lol love,babymouse
Abby Johnson
Dec 03, 2007 Abby Johnson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The latest installment in the Babymouse series finds Babymouse taking figure skating lessons. Babymouse has big dreams of winning a shiny trophy and her coach thinks she has natural talent. But will Babymouse have what it takes to train every day before and after school? Will she stick with the skating if it means giving up CUPCAKES??

Another hit from the Babymouse team! Plus, the shiny silver snowflakes on the cover make this a PERFECT stocking stuffer for the young reader in your life.
The Brothers
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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.

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