Skater Girl

by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm Book 7 of the Babymouse Series

The inimitable Babymouse returns for volumes 6 and 7 of this popular graphic novel... read more

The inimitable Babymouse returns for volumes 6 and 7 of this popular graphic novel series. Babymouse takes on a classic milestone of childhood in Camp Babymouse : summer camp. Overcoming her initial dim view of the latrine, Babymouse is certain that her two weeks at Camp Wild Whiskers will be a roaring success. But stuck in Buttercup cabin with a group of “veteran” campers, she quickly becomes the camp outcast. At her lowest point, Babymouse helps a lost Buttercup camper find her way back to their cabin, turning the tide at last. In Skater Girl , Babymouse is spotted gliding on the ice by an Olympic coach and given the opportunity to join the coach’s dedicated students in their rigorous training regimen. At first, Babymouse’s dreams of glory sustain her through pre-dawn practices and after-school training, but those dreams fade in the face of other realities: she has no time to spend with friends, and cupcakes are banned! As in the earlier volumes, Babymouse’s vivid imagination provides an extra layer of whimsy to her escapades, as when she transforms a canoe disaster at camp into a Moby Dick-esque voyage, or morphs climbing to the top bunk into a Mouse Kong feat. Black, white, and pink illustrations deftly capture the humor and grade-school level drama of Babymouse’s exploits, sure to please her current fans and also gain new ones. (Ages 8–11)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2008

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