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Babymouse: Dragonslayer: 05/16/16

Babymouse: Dragonslayer by Jennifer L. Holm

Babymouse: Dragonslayer by Jennifer L. Holm is the eleventh book in the comic series. This time Babymouse has to face her failing math grade by joining her school's math club.

Babymouse would rather read than do math. She has a fondness for Harry Potter type books, both in content and in length. The ones she brings to school are so long they come with their own character. Her teacher and the school's math club leader both think she could be a math whiz if she can be inspired to put that same level of dedication into the subject.

It comes with its own cart.

Babymouse ends up with a diverse group of math kids. Of course at first she doesn't do her part. She never does. But she does though have a math coach now who has lots of practice dealing with bratty kids. See a resemblance here?

Left panel shows a teacher who looks like Aslan. Right panel shows Lucy the bat.

But my favorite character here is the Lucy, a bat on the math team. She's their geometry whiz. As a bat, all her panels are upside down. It's silly but affective.

Dragonslayer is one of those rare Babymouse volumes where she does get to redeem herself. While I don't expect her to always win in the end, it would be nice if she put in the work more often and got to see the reward for hard work.

Four stars

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