The Bulldog Readers will host the author Matthew Holm on Wednesday for two presentations for the 3rd-6th grade students. Matthew and his sister Jennifer co-author the wildly popular and PINK graphic novel series Babymouse.
Babymouse is a very funny mouse who seems to have loads of trouble as she makes her way through elementary school. The Babymouse series has won many awards including the Gryphon Award in 2006 and the ALA Notable Children’s Book Award.
However, the best award a children’s book can earn is a vote from KIDS! Babymouse is the winner of multiple Children’s Choice Awards and is nominated again for the 2011 award. Babymouse # 12: Burns Rubber is one of the choices for the 3rd-4th grade book of the year. Only children can vote for this award at the following website: www.BookWeekOnline.com until April 29, 2011.
Babymouse has her own Facebook Fan page I Heart Babymouse! at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=53572243216 She even has her own song! The song, “This Is Babymouse!” was written and produced by Brooklyn-based drummer and composer Marty Beller, with lyrics by Matt Holm and vocals sung by Matt and Jenni.
We have been preparing for Matt’s visit by reading some of the Babymouse books together and in small groups. We have learned some important Babymouse facts.
Babymouse seems to get herself in lots of trouble
Felicia Furrypaws loves to torment Babymouse
Babymouse loves to daydream
Babymouse has a very cranky locker
Her best friend is Wilson, a weasel
Babymouse books have a different levels of humor
Mrs. Hembree laughs at different parts than the kids
We are looking forward to Matt’s presentation on Wednesday and learning more about this really fun series. Matt’s books are for sale and he will be signing purchased books on Wednesday! See Mrs. Hembree for details.
Until Wednesday, here is a short video with information directly from Jennifer and Matt about their book series, Babymouse! Click on the link to view!
Which one of the Babymouse books is your favorite?
Have you ever met Matt or Jenni Holm?
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