E. just finished some more graphical novels this week. These are very similar to comics, IMHO -and are sometimes called “manga”. I noticed at Chapters this week that they had a whole shelf of them, quite a few were japanese anime style-which she is not so fond of, but there were some other titles as well as “classics” . She read both Babymouse: Our Hero and it’s sequelBabymouse: Queen of the World!by author Jennifer Holm.
There is a third one coming out in May 2006,Babymouse: Beach Babe Then in September 2006 Babymouse: Rock Star comes out.
They follow the exploits tales of super hero Babymouse. The tales are alike in structure and tone: Babymouse, with her sassy personality and her her self-perceived flaws (curly whiskers, lack of self-confidence) comes up against a dilemma that she overcomes with ingenuity and help from her best friend, Wilson the weasel. In Our Hero, she’s forced by the gym teacher to play her worst sport, dodge ball. In Queen of the World, she longs for a sleep over invitation from the school’s most popular and meanest girl Felicia Furrpaws (a cat).