The cult classic TV show is now a charming picture book for the youngest fans in the Buffyverse!
In this new picture-book story brought to life with cute and colorful illustrations, young readers see what the world's strongest vampire slayer was like back when she was a kid! Join not-so-brave little Buffy, Willow, and Xander as they investigate strange sounds coming from the closet, seek advice from their school librarian Giles, and encounter everyone's favorite Buffyverse monsters. Charmingly illustrated by Pop Classics artist Kim Smith, this sweet, silly, and not-so-scary book borrows Joss Whedon's beloved characters to tell an endearing bedtime story.
About the Author
Kim Smith is the illustrator behind the Quirk Books Pop Classics series, including Home Alone (Quirk Books, 2015), The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird (Quirk Books, 2017), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (Quirk Books, 2017), Back to the Future (Quirk Books, 2018), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Quirk Books, 2018), and The Karate Kid (Quirk Books, 2019). She has illustrated several other children’s books, including The Great Puppy Invasion (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017) and Builder Brothers: Big Plans (HarperCollins, 2018). Kim lives in Calgary, Alberta, with her dog, Whisky, and husband, Eric. Visit her online at kimillustration.com.
“The most adorable version of Joss Whedon’s Sunnydale we’ve ever seen.”—Paste Magazine
“Joss Whedon's ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ jumps off the screen and onto the page in this action-packed picture book. . . . Illustrator Kim Smith’s characters are likeable and bright.”—Deseret News
“I was quickly won over by the charm of the writing and the awesome illustrations. Kim Smith's drawings have a distinctive style that imbues life into every single page.”—Sweety High
“An uplifting, sugar-sweet peek into the somewhat kinder world of baby Buffy, enriched with the purest magick of all: childhood.”—Sci-Fi Bulletin
“A twee, monsterful bedtime story.”—Book Riot
“This is a surefire way to get your youngsters into Buffy.”—Geeks of Doom
“Sure to inspire future slayers to take on the monsters in their closets.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer: A Picture Book is a great story for any child who wants to be empowered to face their fears, or who just wants a fun, not-too-spooky bedtime read!”—Rogues Portal
“Now that many of those who grew up watching 'Buffy' have kids of their own, why not share this treasure with those youngsters?”— Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star