Saturday, November 26, 2016

Kid Konnection: Little Babymouse and the Christmas Cupcakes

Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week I'm going to share with you a book that's sure to put you in the Christmas spirit!

Summary: Graphic-novel darling Babymouse makes her picture-book debut in a Christmas story . . . all about cupcakes! (Typical.)

Thank goodness Babymouse ate all of the Christmas cookies her mom made for Santa. Now she can make him something he really wants—CUPCAKES! But wait . . . what’s that rumbling in the other room? OH NO! A DRAGON!!!!! Can Sir Babymouse defeat her fiery foe and save Christmas?! Or at least save a cupcake or two? Maybe not. . . .

Jennifer and Matthew Holm bring us Babymouse’s very first full-color adventure! With signature Babymouse humor, comic book–style panels, and oodles of pink-frosted cupcakes, new readers and devoted fans alike will find plenty to love. -- Random House

It's officially the Christmas season and I thought it would be timely share with you the adorable picture book LITTLE BABYMOUSE AND THE CHRISTMAS CUPCAKES by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm. Many of you already know Babymouse from the terrific graphic novel series, but now little ones can "meet" Babymouse for themselves.

In LITTLE BABYMOUSE AND THE CHRISTMAS CUPCAKES, Babymouse is only four years old and she already has a vivid imagination. She has already eaten all of the Christmas cookies that her mother made for Santa, so Babymouse decides to make Santa cupcakes instead. She's so excited about the cupcakes that she can't even wait for her mom to help her, but then she hears a dragon in the other room! Babymouse takes on the dragon, and all that fighting makes her very hungry. Will there be any cupcakes left for Santa?

LITTLE BABYMOUSE AND THE CHRISTMAS CUPCAKES is so cute. It's a little departure for the author/illustrator team because it's a full color picture book instead of a graphic novel for early readers, but I think it's going to be a success with the younger crowd. The story is just the right amount of silliness and excitement, and the irresistible illustrations appear in a comic book-style panels.

I found LITTLE BABYMOUSE AND THE CHRISTMAS CUPCAKES to be a whole lot of fun, and   I'm certain new and old fans of Babymouse will not be disappointed!

Thanks to the publisher for providing a review copy of this book.

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bermudaonion said...

Oh my gosh, that sounds adorable! I love Jennifer and Matthew Holm's work.

Stacie said...

It definitely sounds silly and would produce lots of giggles and maybe a desire for cookies and cupcakes! Thanks for the linkup!

Anonymous said...

So cute! I feel all Christmas-y when I start to see holiday book reviews pop up, and the cover and description of this one makes me all warm and cozy inside. Would love to whip up a batch of pink frosted cupcakes (or, okay, pick up a couple on the way home!) and read this, preferably curled up next to the fire place.