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Parents' Guide to

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

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Quirky supergirl brings fun back to comic books.

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age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

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.

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After a long period of doom and darkness in the comic-book world, Marvel's new supergirl bursts on the scene and knocks the hinges off the door by bringing the fun (and funny) back. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is a breath of fresh air in superhero-dom, not only because she's loaded with girl-powered positivity but because she fully embraces the silliness of all things squirrel.

Tweens and up will enjoy the corny yet witty jokes as North's writing easily balances them with exciting action and a suspenseful story arch. Henderson's vivid, dynamic illustrations ably enhance the flow, keeping eyes moving and pages turning. A bonus at the very end reprints the very first appearance of Squirrel Girl as she tries to impress Iron Man and join the Avengers.

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