Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The cult classic ’90s TV show is now a charming book for the youngest fans in the Buffyverse!In this new picture book story brought to life with enchanting, colorful illustrations, kid readers can learn about what the world’s strongest vampire slayer was like when she was a kid! What’s that strange sound coming from inside the closet? Join little Buffy, Xander, and Willow...

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Title:Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Author:Kim Smith
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reviews

  • Melissa Flanagin

    UMMMMMM, So can we get this cartoon on Nick now!?!?!

  • Dani

    The cutest picture book I've read in a while!

  • Ivy

    Als jahrelanger und riesengroßer Buffy Fan könnt ihr auch sicherlich vorstellen, welche Freudensprünge ich gemacht habe, als ich dieses Schmuckstück hier in einer Buchhandlung in New York entdeckt habe. Ich wusste tatsächlich nicht, dass es existiert, doch das tut es: ein Buffy Bilderbuch für Kinder.

    Natürlich habe ich das Buch gleich verschlungen und in einem Rutsch durchgelesen, was keine große Leistung war, da nur sehr wenig Text, dafür aber unfassbar schöne Illustrationen vorhanden sind.

    Diese

    Als jahrelanger und riesengroßer Buffy Fan könnt ihr auch sicherlich vorstellen, welche Freudensprünge ich gemacht habe, als ich dieses Schmuckstück hier in einer Buchhandlung in New York entdeckt habe. Ich wusste tatsächlich nicht, dass es existiert, doch das tut es: ein Buffy Bilderbuch für Kinder.

    Natürlich habe ich das Buch gleich verschlungen und in einem Rutsch durchgelesen, was keine große Leistung war, da nur sehr wenig Text, dafür aber unfassbar schöne Illustrationen vorhanden sind.

    Dieses Buch erzählt die Geschichte der jungen Buffy; eines achtjährigen Mädchens, das sich, ebenso wie wir alle, irgendwann mal vor dem Monster in ihrem Schrank gefürchtet hat. In diesem wunderschön gestalteten Bilderbuch geht es um die Kinderversionen von Buffy, Willow und Xander, wie sie sich zum ersten Mal ihren Ängsten stellen und das vermeintlich Böse bekämpfen - natürlich mit Hilfe ihres Schulbibliothekars Giles.

    Ob dieses Buch nicht gruselig und somit überhaupt für Kinder geeignet ist? Absolut. Dieses Buch ist eben nicht gruselig, sondern macht Mut. Nicht nur ist unsere Protagonistin ein junges Mädchen, sondern vermittelt das Buch die Botschaft, dass etwas, was im ersten Moment vielleicht unheimlich oder gruselig erscheint, gar nicht so angsteinflößend sein muss, wie man anfangs dachte. Und ebenfalls zeigt es auf, dass man, auch wenn man klein ist, ganz großen Mut haben kann.

    Jetzt dient Buffy nicht nur uns Erwachsenen und Jugendlichen als Vorbild, sondern auch den Kleinsten unter uns und das ganz ohne Gruselfaktor.

    Für mich als großer Buffy Fan war dieses Buch ein absolutes Muss, trotz dessen dass es "nur" ein Bilderbuch ist, doch alleine wegen der Illustrationen lohnt es sich schon, dieses wunderschöne Büchlein zu kaufen.

  • TJ

    Soooo cute! I have a new favorite storybook! 5/5 stars!

  • Sarah

    I'm a huge Buffy fan and have watched the series several times over the years so of course when I was offered a copy of a

    I couldn't resist. This really is the cutest little picture book and it's a great way to introduce another new generation to a series so many adults already love.

    The story doesn't stick strictly to cannon which is absolutely fine in my opinion, it wouldn't exactly be child friendly if it did now would it! What it does is take us back in t

    I'm a huge Buffy fan and have watched the series several times over the years so of course when I was offered a copy of a

    I couldn't resist. This really is the cutest little picture book and it's a great way to introduce another new generation to a series so many adults already love.

    The story doesn't stick strictly to cannon which is absolutely fine in my opinion, it wouldn't exactly be child friendly if it did now would it! What it does is take us back in time to meet a young eight year old Buffy who is afraid of the dark, we get to see younger versions of Willow and Xander too and even Giles puts in an appearance which should thrill fans of the series.

    I'm not going to say much more so I'll just end this review with a couple of pictures but I'm sure Buffy fans will love this and I can't wait to read it to my nephew when he's just a tiny bit older!

  • Jackie Law

    Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series premiered in 1997 and has remained popular ever since. I came to it late and am still working my way through the DVD box set. It is my go to show when I need some light entertainment because watching a group of young people fighting the vampires, demons and forces of darkness that roam their neighbourhood gives me hope, even when it does get a bit silly. Our real world is full of forces of darkness in human form and maybe they too can be defeated

    Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV series premiered in 1997 and has remained popular ever since. I came to it late and am still working my way through the DVD box set. It is my go to show when I need some light entertainment because watching a group of young people fighting the vampires, demons and forces of darkness that roam their neighbourhood gives me hope, even when it does get a bit silly. Our real world is full of forces of darkness in human form and maybe they too can be defeated by those brave enough to stand up to them.

    While Buffy may remain popular with adults and young adults, the themes and depictions in the TV series may prove too scary and at times risqué for younger viewers. This picture book, then, provides an introduction to characters children may have heard of but not yet got to know.

    In the story Buffy is eight years old and attending Sunnydale Elementary School, something purists may object to but let’s go with it anyway – continuity hasn’t always been adhered to within the wider Buffyverse. Giles is the school librarian. Willow and Xander are Buffy’s best friends.

    Readers are introduced to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and told that before she knew she was the Chosen One of her generation, a slayer, Buffy was afraid of the dark.

    At bedtime, after her mom turns out the light, young Buffy hears scratches and thumps coming from her closet. She decides to invite Willow and Xander over for a sleepover, but none of them are brave enough to open the closet door.

    The next day they go to Giles for advice. He tells Buffy that she must appear brave even when she doesn’t feel it. She must face her fears.

    The three friends, acting in character with the young adults developed in the TV series, enter the closet after dark. What they learn is that kindness can lead to extraordinary alliances that benefit all.

    The pictures are clear and bright with just the necessary words to move the story along. The monsters introduced are recognisable so enjoyable for existing fans. I particularly liked the way pronunciation of certain names were explained.

    This is a sweet and gently spooky story that was fun to read. It offers a fine introduction to Buffy for the next generation.

  • Kris - My Novelesque Life

    BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER

    Based on the series created by Joss Whedon

    Illustrated by Kim Smith

    2018; Quirk Books (40 Pages)

    Genre: children’s, picture book, paranormal

    RATING: 4 STARS

    I am a HUGE fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series. I have seen all the seasons a few times through, and even have some of the novelizations. Buffy was everything I loved as a teen – sarcasm, cute guys, paranormal/supernatural, strong women and teen angst – that just kind grew up with me. I was about the same ag

    BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER

    Based on the series created by Joss Whedon

    Illustrated by Kim Smith

    2018; Quirk Books (40 Pages)

    Genre: children’s, picture book, paranormal

    RATING: 4 STARS

    I am a HUGE fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series. I have seen all the seasons a few times through, and even have some of the novelizations. Buffy was everything I loved as a teen – sarcasm, cute guys, paranormal/supernatural, strong women and teen angst – that just kind grew up with me. I was about the same age as Buffy when the show cam on so I could really relate. I know if I ever have a daughter this is a series I hope that I can share with her. Now with this book, I could introduce her to the Scooby gang much sooner. I like Smith’s illustrations, they fit with how I would imagine a children’s animation would be like. This is a must-have for all Buffy fans, and this is on my wish-list.

  • Rachel Macklin

    Admittedly, I'll read / watch anything that is related to Buffy. The illustrations are super cute, but the story is lacking. This is pure fanservice, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. However, I wish that more happened or that there had been more powerful messaging.

  • Aubrey

    This book had the potential, considering its source material, to provide a really powerful story for a young girl (or boy) to read. While picture books are often simplified for younger readers to absorb, they should still tell a good story and this one really lacked for me. I'll admit, it did get my geek at the end, as I raced to identify every villain from Buffy drawn into the scene. For that reason, this book is more for the crazy nut job fan like myself.

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