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Babymouse #2: Our Hero (Babymouse #2)

4.07 of 5 stars 4.07  ·  rating details  ·  1,375 ratings  ·  118 reviews
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 Bea
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published December 27th 2005 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2005)
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(NS)Jennifer Reiner
In this story, Babymouse is faced with her greatest fear of all. Flashbacks immediately come into Babymouse's head about her insecurities with the game. In gym class, each student is forced to play the game and for....A GRADE! On the day of the game, Babymouse forgets her gym shoes at home and is left in her pink shoes. She is sliding all over the floor and feels like she made a big mistake! As the game continues, Babymouse and Felicia Furrypaws (the reigning champ) are left in the game. Low and ...more
Read this over the break with my 8 year old niece and we laughed and laughed and wished that we had every book in the series at our instant disposal. Felicia Furrypaws is THE perfect villain. And dodgeball is the perfect crisis. (And oh how I can relate.) Viva la Babymouse!
I found this graphic novel to be very funny and kind of cute. As you may already know this story's protagonist is an adorable mouse named Babymouse. Although this book was titled "Babymouse Our Hero" the story was different than what I thought it would be. Babymouse only become a superhero like on the cover for a short time in her own imagination I thought she was going to image she was a superhero the whole time but she didn't. What did happen was a great and humorous story about Babymouse prep ...more
Brother & sister Jennifer & Matthew Holm team up to present this tale of a sassy little mouse with a bully problem. Babymouse drags her feet getting out of bed in the morning because she dreads gym, algebra and Felicia Furrypaws, a mean kitty who looks down on her. Faced with the threat that if she forgets her sneakers one more time, her poor marks in gym wil go on her permanent record, she enlists the help of her best buddy, a weasel named Wilson, to give her a refresher course in dodge ...more
This is a cute little book that elementary school students will easily relate to. Babymouse has to deal with bullying, daily life, and dodgeball but does it in a comical way to help children see its really not the end of the world. There are many references to heroic events such as the oregon trail and space exploration. I found it interesting that these fantasies changed the color scheme, the background was pink while in her real life the color was white and black with pink only as an accent. A ...more
Kyla Frey
This was a really cute book, and I loved all of the graphics in it. It showed a lot of imagination, and all of the drawings were pretty funny. The story for me was just alright though. It was about this mouse who hates dodge ball. She always avoids it at all costs, but when her gym teacher says the next game is mandatory, she knows she has to participate and participate well. She trains with her best friend and she just feels helpless. She feels like she will never be able to play. She gives up ...more
Madison Snow
Babymouse: Our hero shows the cover of a mouse as a superhero in front of her city. The cover looks very childish as if drawn by a young girl. The black and white image with pink accents is very girly. Pink accents and a heart in the ''O" of the mouse make the cover very appealing to girls. The story follows Babymouse on her adventures. I thought this book was cute but not something I would ever pick up on my own. This novel would be great if a student was struggling to read because this tells t ...more
My son handed this one to me and told me I needed to read this TODAY. Like RIGHT NOW. How could he possibly have known how perfect this one was for me? I did everything in my power to avoid dodgeball in school - it was definitely my least favorite thing to do in gym. I think everyone was better at the game than I was, so it was just easier to get out fast. Like the other Babymouse books, I love her imagination and how Wilson is always there to help her solve whatever the problem is.
Summary: For Babymouse, school is a constant battle between good...and evil! Can things get any worse? Yup! Because it's time for the annual dodgeball tournament! What's a mouse to do? Will a meteor hit the school and stop the game? Will Felicia and her deadly dodgeballs win the day? Has Babymouse dodged her last dodgeball?

Reading Level: 4th grade

Genre: Comic Fiction

Specific Curricular Uses: Independent Reading

Social Issues the book addresses: Peer pressure, the meeting expectations

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Jessica Breighner
Babymouse, Our Hero
By Jennifer Holm & Matthew Holm

Reading Level: transitional to fluent readers around 4th grade
Genre: Comic Fiction
Specific Curricular Uses: Independent Reading for more fluent readers.
Social Issues the book addresses: Peer pressure, the meeting expectations
Specific Literary Elements The book Demonstrates: The entire book is written in comic form. It’s a unique way to write a book, but captures young audiences’ attentions. It’s not written in paragraph form so the reader ha
Diana Judd
This was a story about Babymouse, who must compete in a dodgeball game for her gym class. She's really dreading it, but with the help of her friend she manages to make it into a pretty good experience. Honestly, I didn't really enjoy this graphic novel. The pictures were interesting and well done, but the story was less coherent. The story would often slip into Babymouse's imagination, for instance she during the dodgeball game, suddenly they were soldiers during a war. While children's imaginat ...more
Joseph Seo
This book is about a typical day of Baby Mouse. She often daydreams that she is a super hero and everyone is cheering for her. She always seem to forget her shoes. She is also afraid of playing the game dodgeball and she is dreading gym class. I would recommend this book to the younger children. It is a good book for little kids. Baby Mouse has a best friend in the book that helps her in her time of need. She really appreciates her best friend and this is something I like about this book. This b ...more
Hailey Layug
This is a good book that teaches kids you can do anything but don't stand up for a bully. Babymouse was scared to play dodgeball. The week before they said we are playing dodgeball the kids may not be excused. Babymouse was scared ever since kindergarden. Felicia Furrypaws was the best at playing.Today she had to walk to school.when she got to school her friend Wilson said missed the bus again babymouse.Her locker ate her homework.First period felt like prison.After lunch wasn't better either.La ...more
For Babymouse, school is a constant battle between good (Babymouse), evil (Felicia Furrpaws), and more evil (gym class!). Can things get any worse? Yup. Because it’s time for the annual dodgeball tournament. What’s a mouse to do? Don’t miss the excitement in Babymouse: Our Hero!

I thought this was a great story! I would probably suggest this book for kids from approx 4-6th grade because while the story is extremely funny, the humor is a bit sophisticated for younger than 4th grade. There is a lot
The second installment finds Babymouse struggling with her normal, boring life. Once again she misses the bus, once again her locker gives her trouble, and once again her best friend, Wilson, is the only light in her otherwise dark day.

Even though Felicia Furrypaws is still the biggest bully at school, she isn’t Babymouse’s problem this time. This time it’s DODGEBALL. When the gym teacher informs the class that everyone has to play dodgeball because it will be for a grade and go in their permane
Grades: 4 to 6 Genre: Graphic Novel, Animal
Babymouse dreams of glory and fame, but sadly her life is less than glorious. One day is particularly bad as she misses the bus and has to walk to school, but the worst is going to come as she learns that she must play dodge ball the next day in PE. Babymouse has never been good at dodge ball and dreads the day. Her highly active imagination tries to think of ways that school would be canceled, but in typical fashion it is not. In the end it is her habi
This is the second graphic novel I've read. The Babymouse books are pretty popular at my library, so I thought I'd give them a try. It took me about 10 minutes to breeze through this book, and I have to admit that I prefer something a little more substantial for my reading, but I can see how these would be good for reluctant readers.

I will say that it made me smile, and the humor in this book was really smart. For instance, the night before Babymouse's dreaded dodgeball game, the narrator infor
Jun 13, 2013 Dolly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: children starting to read graphic novels
I knew that sooner or later that we'd get around to reading the Babymouse series by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm. I had even read one of the books in the series with one of our oldest's classmates when I visited the class during reading time. But I was a bit surprised when our youngest picked up the story and our oldest had no interest at all.

This is the second book in the series and shows a very imaginitive Babymouse during a typical school day. Our youngest really likes these books. They
Tamora Pierce
This is sweet and fun, a graphic novel (in pink, white, and black) for middle readers--though I had fun reading it. Babymouse is in grade school, with all the pitfalls therein (math, science, the cafeteria, and gym). Her best friend, Walter the Weasel, does his best to help her out, but Babymouse is a forgetful klutz, and she is terrified of her archnemesis, Felicia Furrypaws. It all comes to a head at a dodgeball game.

Whenever Babymouse is unhappy, she retreats into a Walter Mittyesque world of
Tami Roberts
2nd-5th Grade (Independent Reading)

Jennifer and Matthew Holm use the cartoon/comic style in this graphic novel to tell the story of baby mouse. This style of book is great to use with children who are reluctant or slow readers; Holm and Holm’s use of pictures accompany the words in a very creative, fun way. Kids will really enjoy the imaginative, humor of baby mouse and be able to relate to her story of facing your fears against a bully. I would definitely use this graphic novel and others in a
A cute graphic novel to make any young girl feel good about herself. Babymouse's faults become her assets in this hero story. I completely relate to that horrible fear of dodgeball! A good book to get kids interested in reading and just plain fun to read and look at.
Another exciting book in the Babymouse series and it is just as exciting as the other ones I have read. This story follows Babymouse as she prepares for a dodge ball match in gym class, which results in her becoming a hero. Everyone can relate to not wanting to participate in dodge ball in gym class, even me. In the book, there is also Felicia Furrpaws, who is a bully and the current champion in dodge ball. All the way through the book, I was questioning who is going to end up winning the match ...more
Ryan Gray
Baby Mouse our hero is a playful and fun story for all children. This story focuses on one class in particular many children have anxiety about. Gym class! This story takes you through a day in the life of a very imaginative “Baby Mouse”. This book plays with the comedic relationship between mice and cats as Felicia Furrpaws is the class bully. Felicia is constantly picking on Baby Mouse. This is one of the factors that baby mouse has anxiety about when going to school. This particular day, is d ...more
Babymouse is back! I’m ridiculously obsessed with this quirky, Ramona-Quimby-esque heroine. This time, Babymouse has to play dodgeball - and leaving her gym shoes at home is no excuse!
 (NS) Amie
I thought this second installment of the low fantasy graphic novel, Babymouse, was funny, inventive and sassy. It follows Babymouse while she trains for the dreaded dodgeball competition in gym. She wants to prove to her classmates, especially the bullying cat, Felicia Furrypaws, and herself that she is not a wimp. You can't help but root for Babymouse- she is so spunky and has a vivid imagination that sometimes gets in the way of reality. The author uses the color pink to show when Babymouse is ...more
Melissa Rochelle
I love Babymouse's imagination and that she tries no matter what. She might stumble along the way and find school really boring (no one is perfect), but she never gives up!
Jason clc
I remember reading these books and loving them. They are very engaging and are the kind of books that you can sit down with and finish in about two hours.
2008 Feb 05

I love Babymouse. She's more of a worrier than I ever remember being, but I love her daydreams full of ideas from various books. And her locker is to die for.
Read with a tutoring kid; not as good as the first one.
Maria Zehr
I enjoyed this graphic novel for kids. Very relatable.
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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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