Book Review: “Gremlins: Gizmo’s 12 Days of Christmas”

Hi everyone!

I received the book “Gremlins: Gizmo’s 12 Days of Christmas” to review. The small (children’s sized at 32 pages) book is from Insight Editions, written by Andrea Robinson and illustrated by JJ Harrison. Don’t let the adorable cover fool you though, this book isn’t really geared for little kids. For those of us who were teens in the 80s, it is a fun throwback.


Insight Editions says about the book, Based on the cult classic holiday movie Gremlins, this clever illustrated storybook retells the tale of Gizmo the mogwai and all of the Gremlins that spawn when a mogwai is fed after midnight. Experience all of the lovable moments with Gizmo as well as the action-packed terror as the Gremlins take over the town. This book is a perfect gift for fans of this dark comedy.

The book goes from cute to dark pretty quickly. It even jokes at the end, “Did they really go and make this PG?” about the movie.

On the back of the book, it says: With MOGWAI Comes Much Responsibility and then, “When Billy Peltzer received a cute, clever, mischievous, and intelligent Mogwai named Gizmo for Christmas. He has no idea of the mayhem he’s about to unleash on his town of Kingston Falls.

The cult Christmas classic Gremlins comes alive in this illustrated storybook retelling for fans of all ages! Based on the classic Christmas carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, join Gizmo, Billy, and Kate for a twisted holiday adventure like no other as Billy finds out exactly what happens when you feed a Mogwai after midnight.

Gremlins: Gizmo’s 12 Days of Christmas” is geared toward those who are fans of the movie. It looks like a children’s book but I think it will be too scary for the little ones (“action packed terror”). If you love the film, you may find the dark comedy twist on “Twelve Days of Christmas” fun.


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