Thursday, January 27, 2011

Muppet Peter Pan by Grace Randolph & Company

Muppet Peter Pan by Grace Randolph & Company

Completed: January 21, 2011
Reason for Reading: Becky brought the series to my attention.
The timid Kermie Pan resides in the magical realm of Neverswamp, where the pushy fairy Piggytink tries to toughen him up! One night, while searching for his shadow, Kermie Pan and Piggytink encounter the Darling children, who run away to Neverswamp and encourage Kermie Pan to battle Captain Gonzo!

Features a cover from David Petersen, the Eisner Award-winning creator of Mouse Guard!
Fiction or non-fiction? Genre?
Fiction. Classic Retelling in a Graphic Novel.

What led you to pick up this book?
I read Muppet Robin Hood earlier this month. While I didn't love it, I still was curious.

Summarize the plot, but don’t give away the ending!
Peter Pan is played by Kermit. Tinkerbell, or Piggytink, is Piggy. Gonzo stars at Hook. Rizzo is Mr. Smee. It's just all in good fun. They take some liberties with the story. The children are from America, for example, because Sam (the eagle) plays the narrator and the father in the story.

What did you like most about the book?
I love the Muppets. I strongly think they are great no matter how old you are, so it was really fun to visit with them. I love the humor. I mean, Piggy as Tinkerbell? It takes into play a lot of the things that made the show great a lot more than Muppet Robin Hood did.

What did you like least?
The person that played Wendy drove me crazy! What is her name again, I can't even remember... Since there were not a lot of girls in the Muppets (one of its faults) she plays a part in most of these retellings. She's funny as herself, but annoying as anyone else if you have to put up with her too long. I mean, a hippy Wendy is interesting, but not entirely what I want to see.

Have you read any other books by this author? What did you think of those books?
By the author, no, but I have read other books in what I am calling this series. I started with Muppet Robin Hood and while it was cute, it didn't really appeal to me as much as I was hoping. I thought this one was a lot better done.

What did you think of the main character?
It's Kermit as Peter Pan! He's supposed to be annoying and selfish, but it's still Kermit at the end of the day and I always loved Kermit. I was very sad when Jim Henson died because he has never really been the same since.

What about the ending?
You can tell it is a children's book. The ending is very... safe... Still good, though.

What did you think about the cover?
It was fun, but some of the others that were used when they were released as individual comics were way better!

Series:
Muppet Peter Pan
Muppet King Arthur
Muppet Snow White
Muppet Sherlock Holmes

6 comments:

  1. I love the cover, and the others must be really good if they were better!

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  2. *giggles* I wish this could be a film! Film Muppet Peter Pan needs to happen tomorrow. :p

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  3. As soon as I saw the title, I hopped on my library website to reserve it. I love the Muppets!

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  4. Wow--I've never heard of these! But how can you go wrong with the Muppets, right?

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  5. Sounds like a really cute way to retell Peter Pan. I just read the real Peter Pan, last year, and I was surprised how mean it could be. Tinkerbell was a vicious little thing and Captain Hook was determined to kill Peter. It wasn't Disney, that's for sure. I'll bet Miss Piggy is fun as Tinkerbell.

    I was sad when Jim Henson died, too. Did you know he was from Mississippi?

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  6. Jen: They were a lot of fun!

    Jenny: I wish all of them could be a movie. The world needs more Muppet movies!

    Carol: I hope you enjoy! I love the Muppets too!

    Debi: They are perfect light reads. Your boys might enjoy them, too.

    Bookfool: No, I have always wanted to read a biography on him and haven't accomplished it yet. So, I only know a bit about him. Miss Piggy was very fun as Tinkerbell. :)

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