Tuesday, 18 June 2013

#ReadItMD13 Comics Week - The Radically Awesome Adventures of the Animal Princess (Balloon Toons) by Pranas T. Naujokaitis (Blue Apple Books)

We're dipping back into the Balloon Toons range as part of our celebration of comics and magazines for #ReadItMD13. This is a tiddly little comic that packs a massive punch, and contains some of Charlotte's most favourite things.

1) Princesses
2) Animals
3) Princesses that can become animals
4) Super powers!

So mix that heady cocktail together in Pranas T. Naujokaitis' brilliant and action-packed strip and let mayhem commence. We learn all about the Animal Princess, a gifted girl who can assume the form of various animals just by donning the cutest little animal onesies you've ever seen.

Faced with terrible peril and some of the most dastardly foes known to man (or princess), our heroine defends the Waffle Kingdom. Just as long as she's not forced to wear that HORRIBLE PINK DRESS! Bleuchhh!

As you've probably guessed, this is the sort of comic that I beg, nay PLEAD parents of plucky adventuresome girls (like Charlotte) to go and pick up. There's no winsome staring into mirrors, trying on pretty clothes until a handsome rich Prince happens by, this is action-packed stuff that will be an instant hit with girls (and boys) who love dressing up as superheroes and kicking up dickens!

Brilliant stuff, go get!

Charlotte's best bit: The Radically Awesome Animal Princess's transformation sequences. RIP!

Daddy's favourite bit: A refreshingly different Princess heroine always goes down a treat at home, and RadAn (as we call her for short) is mighty in all the right places. Awesome stuff! Ka-POW!

(Kindly sent to us for review by the awesome Mat at PGUK / Blue Apple Books)