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Babymouse: The Musical: 11/23/10

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Babymouse: The Musical by Jennifer L. Holm was nominated last year for Cybils. This year there are two other Babymouse books on the first panel list. I actually first read Babymouse: The Musical last December and I reread before reading the latest two nominations.

So Babymouse is a white mouse living in an excessively pink world. She goes to school and has adventures, mostly fueled by her over-active imagination. She's basically the American rodent equivalent of Hello Kitty.

In this book the school is putting on a musical. Babymouse wants to be a part of it. Her attempts to be part of it are mixed together with her wild and crazy (and pink) daydreams.

The one saving grace of the book was its length. It's a middle grade graphic novel and short. Beyond that I don't see the appeal of the series. Pink's not my color. Plus I don't like female characters being called Baby; it's demeaning. Next there's the plot itself, the school play (or musical) has been done to death.

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