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Zombie in Love by Scott Cambell

7172082Zombie in Love
Scott Campbell
Illustrated by Kelly DiPucchio
2011 Antheneum
ISBN – 9781442402706
Genre – Picture Book, Humor
Age – Early Elementary
4.5 Stars
Mortimer is a zombie, a lonely zombie. He has been trying very hard to find a nice girl. He goes to the gym, he took dancing lessons, but nothing seemed to work for him. So one day he decides to put out a personal add titled “Tall, Dead, and Handsome.” In this add he asks the perfect girl to meet him at Cupid’s Ball on Saturday by the Punch Bowl at 7pm. When he gets to the ball he waits and waits. Will his true love ever show up?

What a heartwarming, skin chilling, love story! It will make you sad, make you laugh, and make you want to read it again and again! I loved Mortimer, and his creepy smile, which you will see in detail if you read this. One of my favorite parts of the book is that his personal add can be sung to the tune of “If You Like Pina Coladas.” It feels like the creators were trying to put together a book that appeals to young kids, but has something for the adults as well. The illustrations match the tone of the text so perfectly and just add to the hilarity! If you are worried that this is too scary, stop. There is nothing scary about this zombie tale. Early elementary students will be too busy laughing to feel anything close to fear.


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