Tuesday, April 11, 2017
by Ryan North and Erica Henderson
Who is the cutest, awesomest, most fun superhero who talks to squirrels? Who eats nuts and kicks butts and hates injustice and jerks? It's The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl!
She has the proportionate strength and agility of a squirrel and she (mostly) looks like a girl (the tail tucked into her jeans gives her a big, awesome bum). She bumps shoulders (and sometimes knocks heads) with Iron Man and Hulk, but mostly hangs out with other college student heros like Chipmunk Hunk and Koi Boy.
What's not to love?
If you've read all the Zita the Spacegirl books and are looking for more, here's your series!
No cussing ("butts" is not a cuss word), no kissing (so far), and no balloon boobs. Extra points for diversity without tokenism and for macadamia nuts, those things are awesome.
The events may not have happened; still, the story is true. --R. Silvern
Aarene Storms, youth services librarian
Richmond Beach and Lake Forest Park Libraries, KCLS