Peyo The Smurflings 55 pgs. Papercutz, 2013. $5.99 Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G
This is actually a collection of 6 short comic book stories featuring the Smurfs and Gargamel. The first story is the about the creation of some smurflings and a girl smurf friend for Smurfette, the rest range from a ghostly adventure to a pet dog. They are fun adventures and very wholesome.
Did I mention that it always creeped me out that there was only one girl smurf? Well this one changes that, now there are only two. Ever since I read the collected works of Peyo, a yearbook sized collection with microscopic size comic boxes, I can’t even look a smurf in the face, let alone read the prolific noun and verb replacements of the word smurf in these stories. Therefore, I have put this book in the bottom of my pile for years, sorry! At my school library the students recognize the smurfs, but have zero interest in checking the books out (we have a few leveled readers). If they are popular at your school, this would be easy to add to your collection, but they aren’t my favorites by far.
EL(K-3) –OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.