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Posted July 8, 2003
SO COOL! And don't believe the age
Little Vampire is awesome! And don't believe the age limit. I read it to my six year old niece and she was howling with laughter. And I've lent it around to everybody, ages 10 to 25, and it just gets them. Even some who never read comic books. It's hilarious and touching, and just plain cool. Can't wait for the next one.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 16, 2003
A Delightful Adventure with Not-so-scary Monsters
Joann Sfar's Little Vampire introduces a colorful cast of endearing characters that is sure to please young readers. I bought it to give to a friend's ten-year-old son (I knew some of the author's books in French, and was delighted to find a US version), but had a great time reading it myself too! This graphic novel has a beautiful, rich palette and it brings fun and humor to what is often portrayed as frightening and disturbing - the world of the night, of the dead and of ghosts. Friendly Little Vampire and his flying dog Phantomat (which I really like!) are heroes that kids can easily relate to, through the eyes of their mortal pal Michael Duffin. The adventures are fun and fast-paced, and the author has a great talent for creating a whole imaginary world and intersecting it with the everyday life of kids. There are good human values in the story, without any hint of being preachy (in fact the grotesque pictures and occasional scatological humor are a sure hit with ten-year olds...).Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.