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Camp Babymouse: 05/06/16

Camp Babymouse by Jennifer L. Holm

Camp Babymouse by Jennifer L. Holm is the sixth in the series. It's summertime and Babymouse is off to her first overnight camp. Babymouse has all sorts of plans and expectations but as so often happens in these books, things don't play out as expected.

Summer camp has two types of campers: the old pros who go either to meet up with friends from previous years, or come in a pack of besties, and the newbies. Of course some newbies come in a pack too. And then there's the solo newbie. The solo newbie is at the bottom of the pecking order. If said newbie knows nothing of camping, she's even worse off.

Babymouse who's main character trait seems to be: doesn't do homework, hasn't done any preparation for camp beyond packing her bags. Presumably the camp sent home some sort of list of rules along with the packing list. But Babymouse hasn't read the rules or her parents haven't told them to her. So she's basically clueless and arriving in one of her typical pink haze day dreams.

So the gags in this book rely on Babymouse not knowing the rules, not knowing how to camp, getting picked on by the cliques in her cabin, and getting demerits for her cabin.

Three stars

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