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Holm, Jennifer L.
New York : Random House, 2005.
IL 3-6, RL 2.8
ISBN 0375932291

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk 1=#1

Meet the incredible Babymouse!  She is a young mouse with quite the imagination.  In this first book, we meet Babymouse as she is under the nice warm blankets not wanting to get up to face the day.  The first thing she faces when she gets to school is the locker monster.  Her locker is stuck and nothing is going to change that.  And the day just goes on from there.  And then comes the news.  Felicia Furrypaws is having a slumber party.  Everyone is invited except -- you guessed it -- Babymouse.  Will Babymouse find a way to wrangle an invitation to the party?

Booktalk #2

Babymouse is always in search of a little glamour and excitement in her life. Overhearing popular Felicia Furrypaws discuss how cool her sleepover party will be this weekend, Babymouse waits anxiously for her invitation that never comes. At the same time, her best friend Wilson Weasel helps her maneuver through the day and invites her to a fun monster movie night. Sadly realizing she isn’t getting an invitation to the sleepover, Babymouse continues to persevere offering Felicia cupcakes and new books (Babymouse loves to read), but Furrypaws is not interested. When Felicia forgets her book report, Babymouse sees her one chance to finagle an invitation to the sleepover. She gives Felicia her book report. Read to find out what happens at Felicia Furrypaws’ very cool sleepover and how Babymouse handles her best friend Wilson Weasel’s invitation.  (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards Program, 2009-2010)

SUBJECTS:     Popularity -- Fiction.
                        Imagination -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Mice -- Fiction.
                        Animals -- Fiction.
                        Cartoons and comics.
                        Graphic novels.


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