Babymouse: Queen of the World by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm is another graphic novel about a preteen searching for her place in the world. Babymouse is an awkward mouse wanting to fit in with the popular (animal) crowd (particularly, the popular Felicia Furrypaws) of middle school. It takes place in a typical middle school, Babymouse faces typical middle school problems, and the characters are typical of middle school stereotypes.
For all those familiar things, it was a satisfying short read. I loved Babymouse’s spunk, I found the illustrations of so familiar things to be refreshing, and the message relating to self-esteem was an appropriate and necessary one for the age group. In short, I loved reading it. I would speed through the entire series if I were still a preteen. I may still indulge on occasion.