Babymouse, adorable heroine of the comic book series, is back for another series of misadventures. This time around her school is going to be performing a musical. Long-time fans of the series will appreciate that the subject of the musical has to do with cupcakes. Babymouse is delighted when new student Henry Higgins encourages her to audition, but dismayed when the malicious Petunia gets the lead role, while she, Babymouse, is only the understudy. But when Petunia gets a hairball at the last minute, all eyes are on Babymouse….
All of the books in this series are charming, and this one is especially so. Anyone who is a fan of musicals will not help but be amused by the many references and spoofs of famous songs. From “Stupid Fractions” sung to the tune of “Summer Lovin'” from Grease to Annie’s Hard Knock Life changed to showcase the hard life of an understudy, the book rockets from one show to another with pizazz and flair. As always, Babymouse is her own unique self throughout it all.
I would recommend this book to fans of graphic novels (particularly girls, although I suspect that boys who can get past the bright pink cover might secretly enjoy them as well). Even if you’ve never read a graphic novel in your life, if you like musicals, then run out and get this, because it’s hilarious.