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The Very Hungry Zombie: A Parody Hardcover – October 16, 2012
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About the Author
Jon Apple is an artist and illustrator. He is versed in every method and medium imaginable—from greetings cards to editorial cartoons; from posters to portraiture; from fine art to PhotoShop.
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Michael Teitelbaum is the author of more 150 children's books including young adult and middle-grade novels, tie-in novelizations, and picture books based on characters, movies, and television shows as varied as Spider-Man, Superman, Avatar, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Smallville, X-Men, Batman, Transformers, Garfield, and Kermit the Frog. He has worked with all the major trade children's publishers, including Scholastic, Little, Brown, Dorling Kindersley, Random House, Penguin, Simon & Schuster, Disney, Reader's Digest, and HarperCollins.
Michael's sports series, BACKYARD SPORTS, is based on the best-selling video game of the same name. He was also editor of Little League Magazine For Kids, and is the author of a two-volume encyclopedia on the Baseball Hall of Fame as well as Breaking Barriers; In Sports, In Life a character education program, based on the life of Jackie Robinson. Michael has also written Sports in America: the 1980s, Behind the Plate: the National League East, Down to the Wire: Baseball's Greatest Pennant Races, Great Moments in Woman's Sports, and WEIRD SPORTS.
His historical biography of Jackie Robinson for 6th and 7th graders, JACKIE ROBINSON: CHAMPION FOR EQUALITY, was published by Sterling Publishing.
Michael is the author of THE SCARY STATES OF AMERICA, 50 short stories, one from each state, all about the paranormal, based on true events, published by Yearling.
Michael's latest book,THE VERY HUNGRY ZOMBIE, done in collaboration with artist Jon Apple, is a parody of a children's classic, published by Skyhorse.
Michael lives with his wife Sheleigah and two talkative cats in their 170-year-old farmhouse in the beautiful Catskill Mountains of upstate New York.
Top Customer Reviews
The illustrations by Jon Apple pay homage to Eric Carle's caterpillar ones, they use the same colours, are very basic and retain the caterpillar mouth's circle bit taken out of each page. Now Apple could have used teeth marks or a human looking bite but I think the simple holes instantly conjure up the original tale being parodied as you read this version. None of the illustrations inside a gory, scary or inappropriate for kids of any age. My favourite is actually not in the story itself but instead on the back cover of a zombie sitting on a park bench drinking his human head's insides through a straw with a packet of French fingers dripping blood instead of ketchup in his other hand. Although you can get this as a Kindle book, for me the fun of this is in its resemblance to an actual board book so having a physical picture book is the way to go in my recommendation.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Why does it say "WARNING: NOT FOR HUMAN CHILDREN" on the front? My daughter loves it! My grandma hates it. It's a true classic!Published 1 month ago by A.M.
What a fun book! I love the different snacks the zombie eats throughout the week! My 1.5 year old seems to request this book just as much as the Very Hungary Caterpillar! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jahosh
It's kinda gruesome, for a kids book, but my 4 year old nephew love gruesome and it's super cute. I had to clear it with his mom before I gave it to him, though.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Super cute book but the binding is coming up on one side. It's for a child (she likes everything zombies and this book is not inappropriate in my opinion) the people who packed it... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Christie
It's pretty small for a book but the nephew loves zombies. It's a nice book.Published 3 months ago by Robertcue
Really disappointed with this one. It is supposed to be parody but isn't that great.Published 5 months ago by Michael P
My son enjoyed the very hungry caterpillar book and is currently into zombies and he really loves this parody book.Published 6 months ago by Kindle Customer