First I was a little disappointed as I did not notice it was a comic book, but my 2-year old loves it. We have been reading 2 books from this collection for about 2 months and she cannot get enough, knows some parts by heart. I am definitely planning to buy more of those. Only one con - sometimes the smurfs are a little misbehaved, hard to explain to such a small kid its not ok that they throw a cake in other smurf's face. Perhaps it's more suitable for older kids.
I'm not surprised to see some controversial and conflicting opinions expressed in reviews of this volume of Papercutz SMURFS reprints. Smurfette is created by Gargamel to cause dissension and chaos among the Smurfs. Lots of negative stereotypes portrayed within. I really don't think it's anything to get worked up about. I never think it's fair to judge a book of the past by the standards of today. It's fun and that's all it was ever meant to be. The shorter back up story "The Hungry Smurfs" tells a simple tale about the Smurfs attempting to find much needed supplies for winter after their warehouse burns down.