School-Tripped (Babymouse: Tales from the Locker #3) by Jennifer L. Holm & Matthew Holm
Published July 9, 2019
Hardcover, 208 pages
MY GOODREADS RATING 4/5 STARS
(Thanks to Random House Books for Young Readers, I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)
Watch out, Big City! Babymouse is on a field trip without a chaperone in the third book in the Babymousetastic, highly illustrated Babymouse: Tales from the Locker series.
Babymouse’s art class is headed to a museum in the Big City. And now that they’re middle schoolers, she and her friends will be totally unsupervised! She can’t wait to check out all the world-famous art…that is, until she overhears Felicia Furrypaws planning to ditch the museum and hit the town instead. Babymouse decides to test her freedom with an urban adventure of her own. Will she make it back to the museum before the bus leaves? Or will life in the Big City trip her up big-time?
This is the first book I’ve read in this absolutely adorable series. I found that in no way hindered my experience in understanding exactly what was going on even though this is the third in the series. I feel like this is a great read for younger readers, especially with the beautiful illustrations, in between to break up all the text. I remember loving illustrations throughout books, and find that I still do.
Babymouse is such a cute character to read about, and I loved all the animal characters. I’m not sure the whole message of “breaking the rules” and having things work out, is the greatest idea. If you take it lightly as I would assume it’s meant to be it was definitely fine with me.
I will say I don’t think middle schoolers would be allowed to roam a museum without adult supervision, but what other way was there to introduce the fun adventures of Babymouse. It was easy to let that go because the plot itself was really adorable, and kept me wondering what was going to happen at the next turn. Every time you think things are going to work out another hilarious issue arises to keep you guessing.