Thank you to NetGalley and Lion Forge Publishing for allowing me to read and review an ebook copy of Punky Brewster Vol. 1 by Joelle Sellner.
I LOVED the Punky Brewster TV show when I was a little girl. I remember this spunky girl with pigtails and mismatched socks always getting into some trouble, but she had a heart of gold! As a kid I adored Punky's free spirit, crazy fashion sense, and high energy. Punky Brewster Vol. 1 definitely brought back some great 90s nostalgia.
In Punky Brewster Vol. 1 Punky is an 8 year old who has been abandoned by her mother. She starts off getting picked up by the police and taken into the foster system. A cousin of her mother's (Henry) is found, but he has no interest in taking care of Punky. Together with her sidekick dog Punky has to use her Punky Power to convince everyone that being with Henry is the right home for her.
The thing I love best about this comic is how Punky is just how I remembered her. Her character is pretty much the same, only updated. Punky Brewster Vol.1, like the Saved by the Bell comic, has been updated with technology and such to fit into today's world. That really helps breathe some freshness back into it. It's just a lot of fun to see these characters that I loved as a kid come back to life. It also makes me want to go back and re-watch the shows!
I recommend Punky Brewster Vol.1 for all 90s kids, fans of the Punky Brewster TV show, girls ages 8-12, and for anyone who could use a little Punky Power in their life.