Muppet Peter Pan by Grace Randolph, Amy Mebberson,
and other very talented people
(Suggested Reading Level: Grades 4 and up)
I love the Muppets, as just about anyone who knows me will tell you. I have almost all the various movies and DVDs of The Muppet Show, I have at least two Muppet t-shirts, have worn out two Kermit purses, have a Muppets in Space playset with Miss Piggy, a Kermit puppet, a Gonzo Pez dispenser, not to mention my Kermit hat that totally embarrasses Amber every time I wear it. Wow, when I list it like that it seems a little crazy.
Anyway, so when I saw this book at The Written Word, I had to read it with Amber. This graphic novel was just a blast. It’s based on Peter Pan, but takes plenty of liberties with the story as you can imagine. Kermit is Peter Pan, selfish, but still cute. Miss Piggy is a bossy, karate master Piggytink, who is of course in love with Peter. Amber’s favorite was Janice as Wendy; her hippy personality just came out so well.
Peter Pan takes Wendy and her brothers to Neverswamp, where Peter’s arch-nemesis Captain Hook, played by a disillusioned Gonzo, awaits. There’s some misunderstandings, some singing, an attempted mutiny by Rizzo and his rats, just a bunch of fun and silliness. Exactly what I was expecting. And I loved it.
Muppet Graphic Novel
4 out of 5 stars
I borrowed our copy from the library and the above is my honest opinion.