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Zombiekins Hardcover – June 24, 2010
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As a writer, he has published short humor pieces with McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and several Canadian dailies, and book reviews with the Toronto Star and The Globe & Mail.
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Top Customer Reviews
The illustrations in this slightly freaky, very adorable, little gem of a book are engaging, (and easy to understand), and are plentiful without being over done on each page.
The puns are witty, the word play is clever. It's 'simple' enough to read aloud to my 4 and 6 year old, but 'grown up' enough that the little nuances crack me up.
I can see an independent reader with a thing for things ghoulish happily 'tearing' through this book!
Because he is male, Stanley throws away the directions for the doll without ever reading them. This, in turn, soon leads to the zombification of almost the entire school. Stanley and his good friend Miranda are left to deal with the consequences. In doing so, Stanley finds courage he never knew he had.
Though simple to read, the text is filled with puns, word play, and tongue-in-cheek humor. There's even the occasional exciting vocabulary word (i.e. revivified) thrown in to please the English teacher in me. The illustrations sometimes contradict the text in amusing ways. For instance, the opening of chapter four says Stanley is doing his homework, and we see him in the middle of his bedroom floor exerting himself at a videogame while his cobweb-covered schoolbooks sit unopened.
This is a book that your boys will love. It is quick to read, clever, and very silly. I find it far more entertaining than the popular "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series.
With that being said, I cannot wait to begin to share these stories with my kids when they are older and able to read more than their names. Additionally, there looks like an excellent website is in the making which I will have bookmarked on my computer as soon as I get it back up and running. Here is a link
Stanley lives in a small town called Dementedville. In this small town there is a scary old widow named, Imavitch. This scary lady has a yard sale and all the towns people go to find good deals. Stanley goes to the yard sale and finds a teddy that is half bear, half bunny, half lizard and half dead! After Stanley takes it home, the doll comes to life. He decides to take it to school to show his friends. The doll comes to life again and bites one of Stanley's classmates. She becomes ill and then turns into a zombie! The plague spreads and soon enough the entire school are zombies. Stanley must figure out a way how to turn everyone back before it's too late.
This was a very fun read. The character names were funny and spot on like, Imavitch, for the scary widow. The book was filled with names that would make any kid giggle. The plot of the story was also a lot of fun, an undead teddy bear that comes to life to play a sinister game.
I will one day read this story to my daughter. Right now I don't think she will understand some of the words in the book. It is a middle grade book so that mean it's target reader is 9-12 graders. There are a few illustrations in the book that added a good touch of humor to the story. I laughed at a few.
I really did enjoy Zombiekins. It's the kind of story that I had fun reading once, but I'm not sure I'd want to read it again. I mean, I will read it to my daughter, but it won't have the same effect as it did when I read it the first time. I will have to give Zombiekins, 4 Undead Heads out of 5.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this is funny as hell for adults, if you have a dark sense of humor. I was laughing my butt off. Unfortunately my young son didn't share my opinion.Published 1 month ago by Ivan C.
The book arrived rather quickly. It was new with a slight tear on one page but other than that it was new and great for school.Published 1 month ago by L.K.B.1
My grandson loved it .He read it really quick. he thought it was great.Published 16 months ago by Celestine Monkowski
In this book a boy named Stanley and his friend Miranda bought a little stuffy named Zombiekins from a witch’s yard sale. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Matthew Brill
my eight year sat and giggled while reading this to himself. while I fixed dinner he read a couple chapters to me and i would gasp and giggle involuntarily. cute stuffPublished 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
KIDS will like this FAR more than an adult, I couldn't finish it, this was an absolutely boring and uninteresting book and not worth my time, luckily I only got it at the Library.Published 22 months ago by Supercalafragilisticexpealadocious
My son really enjoyed this book! He is looking forward to a part 2. It is hard to find books for boys to read at his age (9-10).Published on September 16, 2013 by Jessica Johnson