Twitter Tumblr FlickrFacebookContact me
This Month Previous Articles Author Title Source Age Genre Series Format Inclusivity LGBTA Portfolio

Recent posts


Month in review

Reviews
Adventures with Waffles by Maria Parr
Amulet 7: Firelight by Kazu Kibuishi
Avatar: The Last Airbender: Smoke and Shadow Part 2 by Gene Luen Yang
Babymouse: Dragonslayer by Jennifer L. Holm
Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates
Camp Babymouse by Jennifer L. Holm
Cat In The City by Julie Salamon
Chasing Secrets by Gennifer Choldenko
The Circle of Lies by Crystal Velasquez
The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
Ellen's Lion: Twelve Stories by Crockett Johnson
Food Wars!, Vol. 1 by Yuuto Tsukuda
Fridays with the Wizards by Jessica Day George
Ghostbusters: Mass Hysteria! Part 2 by Erik Burnham
A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord
Knitting Bones by Monica Ferris
Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai
The Locksmith issue 1 by Terrance Grace
Lunch Lady and the Bake Sale Bandit by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
A Most Unique Machine by George S. May
My Little Pony: Micro-Series: #4: Fluttershy by Barbara Randall Kesel
My Little Pony Micro-Series: #6 Applejack by Bobby Curnow
Oz: Road to Oz by Eric Shanower
Paper Towns by John Green
Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley
RoadFrames: The American Highway Narrative by Kris Lackey
Serendipity and Me by Judith L. Roth
Shoplifter by Michael Cho
Sparky! by Jenny Offill
Tiger Boy by Mitali Perkins
To Be A Cat by Matt Haig

Previous month

Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



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

Comments (0)


Name:
Email (won't be posted):
Blog URL:
Comment: