Graphic-novel darling and kid-favorite 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.
All the hallmarks of the Holm siblings' Babymouse graphic novels vivid fantasy sequences, a drily funny narrator, and punchy cartooning make their way to the irrepressible mouse's first picture book. After Babymouse scarfs down the cookies meant for a certain jolly old elf, the narrator asks what she hopes Santa will bring her: "A nice tea set, perhaps?" No, Babymouse wants a suit of armor ("Because of all the dragons!" she explains, with more than a hint of scorn), and that means baking special cupcakes for Santa. But can they survive an encounter with a cranky baby brother turned dragon? That's right, cupcakes and dragons both featured elements in previous Babymouse books are big, nontraditional parts of this story, which neatly avoids overfamiliar holiday territory while still highlighting the chaos of the days leading up to Christmas. Ages 3 7.