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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  278 ratings  ·  94 reviews
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
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published September 4th 2018 by Quirk Books (first published October 6th 2015)
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gypsydreams It's definitely not a comic kinda cross between graphic novel and children's book.

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Kris - My Novelesque Life
Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Based on the series created by Joss Whedon
Illustrated by Kim Smith
2018; Quirk Books (40 Pages)
Genre: children’s, picture book, paranormal


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
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 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Picture Book 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
May 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
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.
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens-books
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.

Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-own
Soooo cute! I have a new favorite storybook! 5/5 stars!
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The cutest picture book I've read in a while!
Rachel Macklin
Oct 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
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.
Melissa Flanagin
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-book
UMMMMMM, So can we get this cartoon on Nick now!?!?!
Jackie Law
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Leigha's Life
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was the cutest picture book. It is the perfect way to introduce a child into the world of Buffy and when they are older force them to watch all the episodes. I loved looking for the little details that would make any Buffy fan smile in delight, or in my case grin like a dork and make a giggle sound. You see familiar faces of people Buffy goes up against in the show and her little pig stuffed animal, Mr. Gordo! The illustrations by Kim Smith are so adorable. As this is meant for children the ...more
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cute. A children's book adventure of child Buffy and friends.
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
(Full review to come!)
Oct 24, 2018 rated it did not like it
Recommended to Axel by: Michelle
The illustrations are okay but the story is odd. Why is there suddenly a kids book of this? What part of that series was meant for small children??
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What most reviewers don’t remember is that this is a children’s book. They want to criticize the fact that Buffy didn’t know Willow or Xander as a child. Or the fact that all the monsters that try to kill Buffy just end up partying with her as a child. It’s a children’s book people! Your child probably hadn’t even watched Buffy and therefore won’t know the difference.

That being said, I love the cute story line with all the little hidden details and items from the show. The illustrations were co
Raven Black
Jun 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
May 31, 2018 rated it did not like it
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.
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An adorable, beautifully illustrated picture book which re-imagines the story of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with Buffy and her friends as eight-year-olds. With tons of cameos and little nods to the show, this book will appeal to kids and their parents alike!
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This adaptation of one of my favourite cult classics was adorable! I absolutely loved the style and colours used for the illustrations, and it really took me back and made me “awe” when I saw Buffy, Willow, and Xander as little kids! I was also happy to see Giles make an appearance in this picture book. While I may not be a parent yet, I know that I want my children to feel comfortable with vampires and other mons
So, I can't really rate this book because my mind can't understand what is happening!! Buffy and Willow and Xander didn't know each other when they were 8, how can they have a sleepover? Buffy lived in LA not Sunnydale. Also there are some real baddies living in her closet, why is she partying with them? Those silence guys, Sweet, Dracula, Olaf- Anya's old boyfriend...Buffy you should not be partying with these folks!! I mean Clem's okay he's pretty harmless lol. Colorful pictures and a cute sto ...more
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I picked this up on a whim after I saw it sitting on the “NEW” shelf at my library. It’s pretty cute!

Perfect for the original fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer who have kids of their own now and what them to experience the Scooby Gang while they’re young.

The artist did a wonderful job in the illustrations and I would definitely recommend to any Buffy fan who had a few minutes to sit and just look at it. I love that they included Giles, Xander, and Willow in the story, too.
Joshua Gross
Sep 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is so darn cute! I'm sure only fans of the show will really appreciate all the neat stuff about it, but it's still a nice children's book regardless about facing your fears. I loved the artwork and the fact that Buffy had every demon from the show in her closet.
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As a fan of the show, I put this on my own list of books I wanted to purchase, but my 7 year old beat me to it. She adores this book and I enjoyed it as well.
Sep 11, 2018 added it
Shelves: arcs, vampires
it was cute. i liked it. and there were lots of familiar faces for those of us who love the show
Sep 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the cutest thing in the world. If you love Buffy you'll adore this and making squealy sounds as you read it and then want to buy numerous copies for all of the small people you know to share the Buffy joy.
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Okay, this book is adorable!

Buffy was my absolute favourite show growing up and while this book may not be canon, there are enough nostalgic easter eggs to keep the grown-ups happy while reading the cute story to children.

Oh, and the illustrations are beautiful too!
Nov 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
A fun read for Buffy fans turned parents.
Oct 05, 2018 rated it liked it
I didn't know what to expect from a Buffy picture book but I requested it from my library anyway. The references to the show and seeing The Scooby Gang as younger versions of themselves made my geeky heart pitter-patter. But I'm not sure my kids appreciated it much and it didn't suddenly make them fall in love with these characters. And while I get that it's a picture book, I saw no reason to include pronunciations for Giles and Xander's name. Nobody's childhood trauma ever included mispronounci ...more
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: juvenile, fantasy, own
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.
Apr 28, 2018 rated it liked it
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.
This adorable children’s book imagines our intrepid TV slayer as if she’d come to Sunnydale as a little girl rather than a troubled teenager. We meet her good friends Xander and Willow as they have sleepovers, complete with popcorn and dancing. Xander pours over comic books while little Willow gleefully handles a book of spells.

While I liked the story, the illustrations are brightly colored and simple, in the style of many kid’s books. There’s not much to recommend them or distinguish them from
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