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Title: The Smurfs and the Howlibird by Peyo
Notable: Book #6 in The Smurfs Graphic Novels series
In the main story, a baby bird accidentally ingests some faulty fertilizer and he grows into a dangerous pest who terrorizes the Smurf village. Includes “The Smurfs and the Howlibird,” and “The Smurf Express.”
I am so close to being caught up with my Smurf graphic novel reviews and you have no idea how relieved I am. Only one more after this one! In the Howlibird story, the bird ends up being an absolute menace. He ruins many of their houses, wrecks the bridge, destroys the well and generally tries to hurt the Smurfs. Eventually the Smurfs are able to get some of Gargamel’s potion to make things small and feed it to the bird. Even though the Howlibird is still as cantankerous as ever, he’s too small to do any damage.
In “The Smurf Express,” Handy builds a train and track to help haul supplies from the woods back to the Smurf village. Gargamel discovers the tiny tracks which he changes so that they lead to his house. He captures some of the Smurfs, but Papa Smurf stages a rescue and changes the tracks so that Gargamel can’t follow them back to their village.
I recommend The Smurfs and the Howlibird to Smurf fans.
Rating: 3 1/2 Stars
Until next time…