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Babymouse: Beach Babe (Babymouse #3)

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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling and Newbery Honor winning author Jennifer Holm teams up with Matthew Holm to bring you a fully illustrated graphic novel series packed with humor and kid appeal—BABYMOUSE!

With multiple Children's Choice awards and over 1.7 million books in print, kids, parents, and teachers agree that Babymouse is perfect for fans of Junie B. Jones, Ivy and Be
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Hardcover, 96 pages
Published May 23rd 2006 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published 2006)
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Shawn Sorensen
Apr 07, 2012 Shawn Sorensen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor, misc
Very funny - Babymouse is a complex, likeable character, part adventure-seeker, part brat, part dreamer. Her drifting back and forth from dreams to awkward reality creates the most laughs, but the omnipresent voice of warning is pretty funny, too, especially when Babymouse talks back to it. Hilarious depictions of fellow students, each a very different creature (think bar scene in the first Star Wars).

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NS - Cami Houston
Geared for little learners in the form of silly fun. The little mouse-girl, obsessed with her daydreams is always dreaming of an heroic act, and being startled back into reality by some jolt. She moves fast, talks fast and is a little drama queen! With her bent whiskers, she runs hither and froth trying to get away from her little mouse brother who always wants to play. He is as obsessed with her as she is with everything but him. With no time for him, she gets into one thing after another, usua ...more
Aryanamarin
May 14, 2015 Aryanamarin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beach Babe was cute and funny also. She was dreaming the whole time. Thinking she was a really good surfer. It was so funny but it was cute how she was so happy but it turned out to be a dream.
Jennie
Apr 07, 2007 Jennie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
School’s out for the summer and Babymouse and her family are off to the beach. Babymouse goes surfing, gets sunburned, goes snorkeling, builds an awesome sandcastle, and rides the bumper cars on the boardwalk. She’s having lots of fun, but she wishes that she had someone cool to play with. Babymouse learns that sometimes friends come in weird places.

Probably my least favorite of the Babymouse series, this still features the best parts about Babymouse-- crazy fantasy/daydream sequences and caust
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Elizabeth Sciarra
Nov 13, 2011 Elizabeth Sciarra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was very different than I thought it was going to be. When I first picked it up it seemed that it was going to be a chapter book because it was not very thin, but had some thickness to it. But when I opened it I realized that it was in what I would say a comic formation. On every page was a different picture that somewhat resembled a comic to me, with little blurbs explaining what Babymouse was doing or thinking. I really enjoyed reading this. This is because it was very entertaining a ...more
Rebecca Thomas
Dec 06, 2012 Rebecca Thomas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
1.) Genre- Graphic Novel

2.) Summary- After everything goes wrong with her family's beach vacation, Baby Mouse learns that sometimes the person you want to hang out with the least can actually make all the difference.

3.)a.) Area of focus- Illustrations

3.)b.) Holm uses simplistic illustrations in bold colors to clearly describe the scenes in this graphic novel.

3.)c.) All of the pictures in Baby Mouse are drawn in shades of pink, white, and black. This helps to simplify the illustrations and makes
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Abigail Z
Nov 09, 2015 Abigail Z rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was about a mouse that is called babymouse and her school is over and shes heading over to the beach.When she gets there she thinks its going to be fun but in the ocean there are a lot of sharks and other type of animals.
Book_lover12345
Oct 21, 2013 Book_lover12345 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book!!! Before I read this book, I didn't really play with my sisters all lot. just try to have fun by myself. It was really boring and not FUN. But after the book, I changed and played with my sisters. It was all lot funner ( not funnier ) than before!! It changed me. Sometimes, your siblings can fill in your friend when she's/he's not here, or they're your best friends. If your not playing with your sisters right now, play with them.... You'll think it's fun. Even if he read yo ...more
Jessica
Mar 19, 2010 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ages 10-12
Shelves: children
The Babymouse series is wildly popular with tween girls, and I can certainly see why. For one thing, Babymouse sounds exactly like an twelve year old girl. There is a frenetic quality to the way that she talks, and bright pink, stars, hearts, and extra exclamation points are all there, often to almost eye-searing effect. However, these books are cute, engaging, and tell a story. They also address the issues that young girls everywhere face, from frizzy hair (or whiskers ;) ), bullies, pesky sibl ...more
McKenna Banks
Beach Babe is the third book in the BabyMouse graphic novel series. These are PRECIOUS books! I am not usually a big fan of graphic novels, but I really liked this one. It is about a big sister mouse who dreams of being an amazing surfer chick at the beach. The book starts out during the last day of school. We follow Babymouse as she cleans out her locker and later finds out that they are taking a family vacation to the beach. Babymouse and her little brother,squeak, are super excited! The book ...more
Conan Tigard
Nov 16, 2015 Conan Tigard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Babymouse makes me laugh. I can't tell you how good these books are, but my 11-year old daughter gets sooo excited when she sees these books that she will run upstairs and read it from cover to cover right away. Any book that does that makes a parent feel good that their child is interested in reading.

Girls love Babymouse as they can relate to what Babymouse is going through. We all daydream. We all want to be super at everything we try. Although in her daydreams,

Babymouse is a superstar, in r
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Sara
Aug 12, 2015 Sara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-reads
Makes me wish summer could start all over again!
Kelsey Empfield
With school out for the summer, Babymouse takes on the beach. Babymouse can’t wait for summer – no homework, no mean classmates, and freedom! Once she finally gets to the beach it’s her time for fun and relaxation. However, she is constantly pestered by her little brother who wants her to play with him. Babymouse wants none of that…until she finally realizes how much he just wants to be with her and she finally caves to the pressure. Turns out she can enjoy summer even with her little brother.

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Lindsay Johnson
Babymouse: Beach Babe by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm is considered a graphic novel because the story is told is pictures and graphics. This book is part of the Babymouse series, and this particular book is about Babymouse daydreaming about the beach. She dreams she is surfing the waves while she is in the shower and she dreams she is swimming as a mermouse while she is at school. After school lets out for the year, her family takes a trip to the beach. At the beach, she goes surfing (but c ...more
Cynthia
Jan 13, 2012 Cynthia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
I love that Babymouse had so much stuff in her locker---especially the "troublesome gnomes". It was a sweet ending about family! Babymouse always makes me smile.
Ada Colon
May 31, 2009 Ada Colon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
babymouse has so much fun at the beach that she forgets where her baby brother goes.She finds him and they enjoy the rest of the day together.
Jennifer Weiss
Comics generally appeal to boys more so than girls, however Babymouse is geared more for girls. A lot of the time comics have a lot going on on each page or even in each frame, but in Babymouse, it is not terribly busy and there are not a lot of words, mainly dialogue so it is a lot easier to follow than some of the other comics I have been exposed to. In this book, it is the last day of school and Babymouse is very excited for school to be over so her family can go on their vacation. It is anno ...more
Sarah
Apr 04, 2016 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kid-lit, read-in-2016
These books fly off the shelves of elementary library media centers whenever they are included in the collection, so I thought I would see what makes Babymouse so popular. Even though this was the third book of this graphic novel series, I was nicely introduced to Babymouse, a fun-loving, imaginative mouse with a little brother named Squeak. This graphic novel by a sister-brother team deftly weaves a complex story line together through engaging illustrations and minimal text per page that has se ...more
Michael
This was another good episode for Babymouse. I was a little worried about the "Babe" in the title, but luckily there is no objectification going on here, it seems to be a reference to the surfer culture. Which was a pleasant surprise because I really didn't expect Babymouse to be riding the Big Wave. I guess I should learn to expect the most from "Our Hero". Again, a valuable lesson is learned, this time the importance of her little brother in her life. Very sweet.
Zoe
Feb 08, 2011 Zoe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book is a comic book.its about a mouse named baby mouse.so she dreams and she is a beach babe and she surfs then makes it to the end of the wave but she crashes.when she wakes up its the end of the school year.her mom said that they are goin on a vacation to the beach and of corse she goes surfing and fails again.when shes disapointed her mom asks her wats rong she said i have no one to play with and her little brother squeak is mad because he feels left out.he writes her a note and she goe ...more
Allison
Nov 11, 2012 Allison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book very very much! I thought that it was very cute and very readable for younger girls, possibly boys. This particular one was kind of in a comic format because on every other page, things were being described through pictures. I think it is a very interesting way to present literature to children.
Babymouse is out of school for the summer and about to take a vacation to the beach with her family! She got to the beach but was upset because she didn't have anyone to play with on her
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NS-Christine Johnson
It's Babymouse's last day of school and her family is going on vacation to the beach! After a looooooonnngggg car ride (on which her brother Squeak gets sick-eww)she finally arrives at the beach! She is having a great time surfing, snorkeling, and catching some rays! Babymouse is enjoys her time at the beach, but tells her parents she doesn't have anyone to play with. When her little brother Squeak hears this he is very hurt because all he wants to do is play with Babymouse. When Babymouse wakes ...more
Kassie Houston
Grade: k-2
Genre: Fantasy
Award(s): None


Although the book is pink and many feel like it is geared to girls, this graphic novel is unisex. Everyone has experienced some type of a mishap during a family vacation. This book can connect to both male and female, no matter what the outside appearance shows. With reading this book I would want my students to understand that. Plus, this book shows the students that you should not judge a book by its cover. Also, the person who you least expect to be of im
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Haley Herman
Oct 06, 2014 Haley Herman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edrd-314
The ending of this book gives it the extra star. I was so afraid Babymouse wouldn't get punished for her actions (well, she still didn't), but I was worried that we were supposed to laugh as her brother got repeatedly left out.

Fortunately, that wasn't the case, and the ending warms my heart. <3
David
Aug 03, 2014 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
Humor that can be appreciated by readers of all ages, Babymouse is a likeable character in a fun book that will be enjoyed by smart, quirky, adventurous young girls and anyone who likes to read books for smart, quirky, adventurous young girls, like me!
Stacey
Who does not love Babymouse? My class loves Babymouse. Caleb loves Babymouse, I love Babymouse.

This is one of my favorites. I got to read it the other day to Caleb while he was getting a nebulizer treatment. He always picks Babymouse because they are so long... His favorite is Camp Babymouse because he thinks it reflects actual camp and he is studying all the details for this summer when he gets to go!

Anyway, what I love about this one... They go on vacation, and Babymouse is so eager to try eve
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Izabella Comber
Dec 22, 2015 Izabella Comber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was about babymouse and her last day of the school year and she is so excited about her beach trip with family
Kate
Jan 20, 2016 Kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's summer vacation and it's off to the beach. Things may not go according to plan but it's all about the company you keep and the stories you have that make it memorable. Glad to watch Babymouse learn this lesson.
Brittany Lee
Genre- Graphic Novel
Awards- None
Grade Level- K-2

This book is a great book for younger girls to realize that these books are not just for boys. By making the book pink, black, and white I believe that this will be an attraction for these young girls. It will help them enjoy reading and help them get started young to enjoy books. To use this book in my classroom, I would divide my students into groups of boys and girls. his would be the book that I would girl the group of girls. I would have them
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Allison
Dec 15, 2014 Allison rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, graphic
Another adventure starring Babymouse, with her little brother Squeak playing an adorable sidekick who’s initially kicked to the curb (err… sand?) while Babymouse is determined to look cool and have fun on her own.
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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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