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Drood by Dan Simmons
Emily and the Strangers Volume 1 by Rob Reger
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Forget-Her-Nots by Amy Brecount White
I Remember Beirut by Zeina Abirached
The Isobel Journal by Isobel Harrop
Language and Art in the Navajo Universe by Gary Witherspoon
Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo by Obert Skye
Mad Scientist by Jennifer L. Holm
A Midsummer Tights Dream by Louise Rennison
Mr. Toppit by Charles Elton
Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales
Once Upon a Curse by E.D. Baker
101 Things I Hate About Your House by James Swan
The People Inside by Ray Fawkes
Shackleton: Antarctic Odyssey by Nick Bertozzi
Strange Fruit, Volume 1 by Joel Christian Gill
Unicorns? Get Real! by Kathryn Lasky
Unthinkable by Nancy Werlin
Whiteoaks of Jalna by Mazo de la Roche
Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
Zombelina by Kristyn Crow

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Mad Scientist: 02/22/15

cover artMad Scientist by Jennifer L. Holm is the fourteenth Babymouse comic. The science fair is coming up and Babymouse needs an experiment. She also needs to clean her room.

When the two come together, she discovers a new single celled life form who loves to eat cupcakes! Squish, by the way, has enough personality to spin off his own series. Frankly I enjoy the Squish comics much more and I'm surprised I haven't reviewed it.

The book falls into the same old routine, which either works for you or doesn't. Babymouse gets a new project, does a bunch of day dreaming, finds most of the steps needed in her project be a complete waste of time. Babymouse barely finishes what she started to "hilarious results."

At the time I read Mad Scientist I was struggling to help both my children with their science projects. For my daughter, the project was her choice and the only problems we had were with the weather and the squirrels (she was growing peas). For my son, though, the science fair was a requirement, so I saw a lot more Babymouse behavior from him. Had I not been in the middle of science fair chaos, I probably would have found Babymouse's antics annoying.

 

 

Four stars

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