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Mad Scientist: 02/22/15

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Mad 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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