The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Vol. 1, Nos. 1-4

Book review by Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Quirky supergirl brings fun back to comic books.

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 1 review

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age 6+

Great comic for the super-hero obsessed kid

Squirrel girl tends to find non-violent solutions to typically violent comic book scenarios. Hippo the hippo on a rampage? Well, that's understandable, dude got transformed into a half-human hippo against his will. While they strive for non-violence, the default is still "Eats nuts, kicks butts" (and she did beat up the avengers, even if they were being jerks), so I can't give it a full-throated non-violent recommendation. Very educational for older kids as well though as Ryan North often adds in fun facts and computer science concepts throughout.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

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For kids who love graphic novels and strong girls

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