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Rock Star

(Babymouse #4)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  2,122 ratings  ·  125 reviews
Move over Mozart! Babymouse has music in her soul...but sadly, not in her flute. Will Babymouse ever hit the right note? Will she be the star of the school concert, or is her musical career all washed up before it's even started? Find out in Babymouse: Rock Star, the sensational fourth book in the Babymouse series--taking center stage this fall!
Paperback, 96 pages
Published September 26th 2006 by Random House Children's Books (first published 2006)
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This is one of the best Babymouse books in my opinion. Babymouse dreams of being a rock star, which who hasn't. What I really like is that she chose to play the flute. I am a flute player too and so is Babymouse. Yay!

I think her daydreams are great in this one. This is a fun series for young adults.
Oct 26, 2008 rated it really liked it
The lovable heroine of this graphic novel for the pint sized set is sure to delight.

Ages 7-12

A very pink and fantastical graphic novel featuring a sassy, fun-loving mouse, this book is a fun and entertaining read for the elementary aged student. It switches back and forth between over the top, giant, appealing fantasy and a reality that is easy for kids to identify with. The daily, ordinary issues Babymouse deals with, such as a pesky little brother and wanting to be first chair in the band are
Dov Zeller
I love Babymouse in small doses. I find the books to be very hit or miss though, and this definitely is not one of my favorites. I wanted to give it as a Chanukka gift, but I'm worried it's not quite right for a six year old (who reads much past her age/grade level). Some of the themes and action are great for younger readers and some a bit more suited to younger middle grade audiences I think. But, who knows.

Anyway, in this book Babymouse plays the flute and she wants to play with the school b
May 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This one was cool.She was also imaging. In reality she goes play an interment she plays the flut. But turns out she is really bad like really bad. But it was funny how she thought that she was a real rock star.
Sep 22, 2010 rated it liked it
In her daydreams Babymouse is a famous musician. She plans to start the journey toward making her dream a reality by becoming the best flute player in her school band. Unfortunately she is last chair...for the second year in a row...and constantly gets teased by big, mean Felicia Furrypaws. No matter how much she practices, Babymouse just can't seem to improve, until she gets a bit of advice from Penny Poodle. Now Felicia is last chair, and Babymouse in on her way to greatness.

Babymouse Rockstar
Sarah-Rae Bugayong
Nov 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was a cute book. I would not use it as a teaching tool but it would be good to have in the class room library. I like how the picture were primarily white, black, and pink. This book is good for a little girls with vivid imaginations.I thought it flowed really nicely, but it was easy to follow which surprised me. The setup of the book while skimming through it the first time looked very confusing. But it was nice to see that it was not that hard of a read. I liked the volume, since it showe ...more
Aug 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Babymouse dreams of being a rock star but she has to make it through school band first and avoid getting picked on by Felicia Furrypaws. When Penny Poodle falls victim to one of Felicia’s attacks, she agrees to help Babymouse play her flute out of revenge. The story alternates between Babymouse’s imagination and reality, with witty allusions to well-known stories like the Wizard of Oz and the Pied Pieper. Readers will also enjoy the tongue-in-cheek interaction between Babymouse and narrator, who ...more
Hawa Adaweh
Oct 25, 2009 rated it it was amazing
this book is about babymouse trying to be a rockstar!!!!!!
Oct 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: juvenile
She is a rock star!
Annika chose this book because her cool fifth grade friend likes the series. Funny (though many jokes went over her head), quick story.
Oct 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Read this in 5 minutes. I work at 2 libraries; I've checked out sillier books. :)
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this book because it shows you should not care of what other people think and that is a important message so I gave this book 5 STARS!
Dec 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Title: Rock Star (Babymouse #4)
Author: Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Genre: Graphic novel
Theme(s): Imagination, determination, friendship
Brief Book summary: Babymouse is an incredibly outgoing and determined young mouse. When she prepares for playing the flute in the school concert, Babymouse develops her dream of becoming a rockstar.
Professional Review 1: "Grade 2-4–Babymouse is spunky, ambitious, and, at times, a total dweeb. In this fourth book in the series, she daydreams of being a roc
Jerri Miller
Sep 24, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: graphic-novels
1. Junior Book – Graphic Novel

2. Babymouse takes the reader on yet another adventure. This time she wished to be a rock star. We find out later that she just wants to learn to play the flute instead of squeaking and screeching so she doesn’t have to be last chair this year in the school performance.

3. a. Content and Illustrations
b. For me this book does not have enough content in it for being a chapter book and doesn’t really flow well. I was also not crazy about the illustrations due to the
Katelynn Callahan
This graphic novel was about Babymouse and her dreams of becoming a rockstar. She plays the flute and has never been very good at it. During band class she has always been last chair and even though she is not very good she is always practicing to become better. Babymouse is determined to succeed at the flute. After class one particular day, there is a sign up sheet for tryout for the school concert. She instantly gets excited and decides to audition. Over the next couple of days she practices a ...more
Brooke Murray
Oct 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
I had never heard of the Baby Mouse until I started taking a children's literature class at Arizona State University. The baby mouse books has the same main character though out the series but she is put in different situations. In this particular book, Baby mouse is a rock star. It tells the story of Baby Mouse and how she started playing the flute and the struggles that she goes through with school. She isn't the best at playing the flute and everyone keeps telling her that. Baby mouse starts ...more
Lauren Moses
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kid-s-lit
After reading BabyMouse Rock Star I have to say I am not impressed at all. This book was book 4 in the BabyMouse series. I am unsure if it being the fourth book accounts for my confusion while reading or it was just the writing style. BabyMouse is written as a graphic novel which I feel is the reason I didn’t like it besides the lack of a good story line. I felt at a loss while reading this graphic novel. It jumped from place to place. One point she was a rock star and then stuck in school and t ...more
Livvie Esslinger
Babymouse is in band practice at school, and this gives her the dream of wanting to become a rockstar. However, she is absolutely horrible at playing the flute, and is the worst player in the band. Felicia Furrypaws, is Babymouse's worst enemy and is also in the band. The thing is that she is a better flute player than Babymouse. Although she dreams and practices hard, she keeps getting worse and worse. She is determined to not be the worst player in the band again, like last year. When she help ...more
Jackie Pino
The fourth graphic novel in the Baby Mouse series, Rock Star follows Baby Mouse through her struggle to become a world renowned musician. A terrible flute player, Baby Mouse simply wants to beat out bratty Felicia and not be last chair in the flute section for the concert this year. Finally, Baby Mouse is helped out by a good friend and learns the secret to playing.
Throughout the graphic novel, Baby Mouse does a lot of fanaticizing that can be difficult to follow. There is not always a clear ind
Nicole Dylewicz
Nov 18, 2012 rated it it was ok
The Babymouse Novels is a series of books about a mouse. In each book she aspires to be something outrageous. For example, she wanted to be a queen and now she wants to be a rock star. But in reality, who doesn't try to be a rock star when they are younger or even older? These books are really cute and will always put a smile on little kids faces but also inspiring. Although Babymouse wants to be a rock star she can barely play the flute well enough in her school band. She practices extremely ha ...more
Tawny Angerame
Nov 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
The novel Babymouse written by Jennifer L. Holm is about a mouse, Babymouse, dreaming of becoming a rock star. However, with the only thing going for her being band class, she struggles to find her music playing skills. Yearning to become a rock star, one must decide which instrument they would like to perfect on. Babymouse chooses the flute to perfect. She is nowhere near how good she wants to be at playing the flute. This leads to her practicing day in and day out. At the concert, she blew eve ...more
Mar 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-and-mag
Holm, Jennifer L., and Matthew Babymouse Rock Star (2006) Babymouse is a young girl with an active imagination. While her imagination has her on stage with thousands of fans screaming her name. The reality is she is on the bus going to school trying to avoid a bully. Babymouse seems to get through a long day of school by falling in and out of her dream sequence of being a rock star. The black and white illustrations are shaded with the use of pink on every page. Sometimes there is a large amount ...more
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Baby mouse wanted to be a rock star!!!She thought of being a rock star. She played the flute but she was not good at it. But one of her friends was a amazing flute player and had a bunch of trophys. So baby mouse was walking in the hall way and saw a poster for a concert and she wanted to do it but not be the last chair. she signed her name up and went to her friends her friend said to use hers so she did. she said to play it. She started to play and it was bad so her friend said to think of you ...more
Apr 05, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: children starting to read graphic novels
This is the fourth book in the Babymouse series by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm. The plot centers on Babymouse trying to learn to play the flute and avoid being named as the last chair at the band concert. I thought the literary references were fun and I loved that she was humbled by another flutist.

Our youngest really likes these books. They are quick reads and she's read two of these books in the last couple of days. I'm sure that we'll quickly read through this series.
Jul 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Babymouse dreams of being a rock star but she has to make it through school band first and avoid getting picked on by Felicia Furrypaws. When Penny Poodle falls victim to one of Felicia’s attacks, she agrees to help Babymouse play her flute out of revenge. The story alternates between Babymouse’s imagination and reality, with witty allusions to well-known stories like the Wizard of Oz and the Pied Pieper. Readers will also enjoy the tongue-in-cheek interaction between Babymouse and narrator, who ...more
Becky B
Babymouse is determined to move herself up from next to last chair in the flute section of band. But the noises that she manages to make come out of her instrument are less than musical. Will she disgrace herself again, or can she become the musician she dreams of being?

As a flute player myself, I really enjoyed this Babymouse. Probably one of the things I appreciated the most was that Babymouse held the flute correctly, you wouldn't believe how many illustrations show people/animals holding a f
Cc Fortenberry
This is one of a series of Babymouse books. This book is about Babymouse learning to play the flute. She starts out being absolutely horrible, but she wants to be a rock star so she practices and practices and practices. She finally practices enough to get first chair while her rival is last chair and Babymouse rocks the show like a real rock star.

I liked this book. I loved the pictures and illustrations. I loved the way Babymouse imagined her life as a rockstar, I thought it was super cute.

I d
Feb 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
741.59 Holm. It's a little odd that the writer/illustrator/publisher chose pink as the only color besides gray and black with which to create this book. Pink appeals to young girls, but the subject matter Baby Mouse dreams of, in and out of her reveries between her real life and imaginary, is more suited to 4th through even 7th grade. Baby Mouse's daydreams, commentaries and dealings with the bully Felicia Furrypaws are fun and funny. I totally related to the parents and grandparents at her flut ...more
Morgan Davis
Jun 21, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 5360-summer-12
Babymouse dreams of one day of being in a rockstar band, but right now the only thing going for her is band class. Babymouse plays the flute and has lots of problems and never seems to practice. She dreams in heart of playing music, but when she plays her flute nobody wants to hear her play. Then Penny Poodle a rich and popular kid offers to help Babymouse with her music playing skills. Babymouse gets all caught up in this dream and then realizes that it's more important to be who you are and no ...more
Lady Knight
Overall, just 'meh'. A particularly boring addition to the series, and while I did enjoy the segue into the Wizard of Oz ("follow the green linoleum!") too much of it felt forced. Felicia may get her comeuppance, but it doesn't feel right for Babymouse to 'win' in this case. Is it maybe because she is typically such an underdog character? Maybe, but it doesn't seem as good of a read simply because she does so clearly come out on top... and don't mean in a 'being the better person' way.
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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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