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 as they investigate bumps in the night, seek advice from their school librarian Giles, and encounter all your favorite Buffyverse monsters. Complete with gorgeous illustrations by Pop Classics artist Kim Smith, this sweet, silly, and not-so-scary book makes a perfect bedtime story.Series Overview: The films and TV shows that families love are reimagined as lively, colorful picture books featuring the iconic moments and characters of the original. Simple words are paired with a kid-friendly storybook format that’s perfect for bedtime or storytime, plus all-new illustrations done in classic picture book style to make this series a great way for parents to share their pop culture favorites with a new generation. Though the movie and TV versions came first, you’ll wonder if they weren’t adaptations of these books, instead of the other way around!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Details

TitleBuffy the Vampire Slayer
Author
ReleaseSep 4th, 2018
PublisherQuirk Books
ISBN-139781683690696
Rating
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Fantasy, Paranormal, Fiction

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Review

  • Aubrey
    January 1, 1970
    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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  • Penelope
    January 1, 1970
    (Full review to come!)
  • Raven Black
    January 1, 1970
    This takes the Buffy story during the TV series, but forgets there was movie (like many fans do). This time all of Sunnydale is there (Willow, Xander, Giles) but as if Buffy was an 8-year-old girl instead of the teen she was in the series. Actually it starts off as with Buffy "now" and then flashes back to being eight. The illustrations are funny and colorful and very modern. The fan will recognize the monsters in the closet (even the "good" monsters). The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird was m This takes the Buffy story during the TV series, but forgets there was movie (like many fans do). This time all of Sunnydale is there (Willow, Xander, Giles) but as if Buffy was an 8-year-old girl instead of the teen she was in the series. Actually it starts off as with Buffy "now" and then flashes back to being eight. The illustrations are funny and colorful and very modern. The fan will recognize the monsters in the closet (even the "good" monsters). The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird was more fun for me as I had not watched a lot of X-Files so I was able to step back and enjoy them having an adventure as kids. Having watched most of the Buffy series, this diversion from the series is a little off-putting. But in the end, it is just a funny story about a girl who is afraid of the dark and learns to face the Monster (or monsters) in the closet.
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  • Yiota
    January 1, 1970
    This was cute in a very basic way. I'm not sure kids would appreciate it or understand the background if someone didn't explain to them about the older Buffy. It seems to be more for adults to reminisce about Buffy as a kid. I enjoyed it, but not sure kids will. If you ignore what you know about Buffy, it's a cute book about it being okay to be afraid, but showing you that there's no reason for it.
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  • Angela
    January 1, 1970
    The pictures are great, but this book is a disaster. It's obviously designed for Buffy fans to purchase for tiny kids that they know, but fans will not find anything familiar except the character and place names (and depictions of the actors). Franchise or not, some stories aren't meant for preschool-aged kids: it's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, not Buffy the Demon Soother. gah.
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  • Nicole
    January 1, 1970
    The pictures are great and the story is kid friendly. But I wouldn't really recommend unless you are a huge Buffy fan, and it's mainly for you. The 'monsters' are sort of friendly looking, but they are all baddies from the show, so some are kind of horrifying. (Guy with no skin, anyone?) Cutesy, but more for adults with nostalgia for the show than kids.
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  • Taylor
    January 1, 1970
    This was cute but underwhelming. I thought it was a little strange it featured demons any Buffy fan would know were terrible, homicidal monsters. It would have been much better if it was creatures fans knew ended up being good!
  • Roxanne Staveness
    January 1, 1970
    I received an ARC of this title and could not resist reading it. Buffy, Willow, Giles, and Xander save the world or, in this case, the closet. Buffy fans will get a kick out of this book. Fun read and the illustrations are beautiful. Buffy and friends learn about facing ones fears, no slaying!
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  • Olivia
    January 1, 1970
    Cute! Like that it follows the tone of the show even if it doesn’t stick to the background of the characters and how they met.
  • Mel Usack
    January 1, 1970
    Best. Kid's book. EVER!!
  • Bonnie
    January 1, 1970
    Adorable!
  • Gretchen
    January 1, 1970
    The illustrations are great; an interesting take on the popular TV series, as a picture book for kids.
  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer made into a picture book... I LOVED it!!! Definitely more for the Buffy fan adults reading to their children, but I still loved it!
  • Michael Bongiorno
    January 1, 1970
    The art was adorable I wish the story had more of a point to it. (I know I’m talking about a picture book here but still)
  • T. Blake
    January 1, 1970
    It's cute.
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