What with the Avengers film debuting this weekend, I thought I might take a little time to flip through a book targeted at drawing younger audiences into the Marvel universe. The read? The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: 2 Fuzzy, 2 Furious, a follow up to the original book which is available at Disney Books.
Doreen Gray is pretty sure that being Squirrel Girl is the most awesome. Epic. Wonderful. Fantabulous thing ever! She loves every opportunity she gets to don the “suit” (okay, okay it’s just a hoodie with bear ears, but still). Being the resident superhero of Shady Oaks isn’t dangerous most of the time and when the really bad baddies come around Squirrel Girl’s got her BSFF (Best Squirrel Friend Forever) Tippy-Toe and BHFF (Best Human Friend) Ana Sofia to help her. Sometimes it’s so much fun being Squirrel Girl, that Doreen finds it hard to be Doreen Green. It’s especially hard when she has a mean teacher who doesn’t like her, a bunch of groupies/friends that only really like Squirrel Girl, and an inexperienced time with having a BHFF. When a mall begins to open between the two towns of Listless Pines and Shady Oaks, Doreen’s relieved to have some time to just kick back and enjoy quality time with her friends. But as a poll to decide the town’s mascot causes animosity to spread throughout her community, it may be time to take a closer look at those who run the mall…and whether they really have to do with Hydra or not!
For younger audiences who have yet to become acquainted with Marvel entertainment or for those who are a little too young to peruse some of the more adult content, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl is a great read. I would warn that there is some “mild” language, mostly the use of the word “crap”, and some slightly crude material as it is aimed at younger readers. Otherwise this is a clean read and an enjoyable one! I advise picking up the first book though.
Chime Time! Who’s your favorite lesser-known Marvel character?