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That's Not Your Mommy Anymore: A Zombie Tale Paperback – May 10, 2011
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"It's like Dr. Seuss meets Night of the Living Dead. Which to me is a perfect childhood!" --As It Happens, CBC Radio
"The double page spread that pays winking tribute to the most famous zombie film characters is worth the cover price alone." --Horror World
"That's Not Your Mommy Anymore is a beautifully illustrated and fun to read book which helps kids spot the early warning signs of zombiism." --SuicideGirls.com
"Chronicling the zombie apocalypse through a Seuss-esque filter, the colorful book serves as both a valuable narrative for adults and cleverly disguised survival guide for children." --Geekscape.net
From the Back Cover
Through his work Matt knows that there will be tens of millions of zombie moms in the coming pandemic, and so he's dedicated his life and this little book to helping people of all ages better prepare for the day their moms try to eat them.
Top Customer Reviews
Seriously though, my 8 year old was howling with laughter and so was I! Though it reads like a Dr. Seuss I would not read it to a 4-6 year old..but 7 and up (depending on the individual child of course) this is fun. Parents should use their own discretion of course. Even if it's too much for a particular little one now, older children and the parents can snicker over it on their own.
The book takes us into the life of a young boy who is happily enjoying his life, eating Mom's pies, singing with mom, playing with his dog - all the things that young boys should be doing. The story moves on to educate the young boy about noticing a change and how to identify strange behavior by his mother. The boy learns that at some point it may be time to skedaddle out of his home, and he learns how to identify when that time has come. Four or five good examples are shown of what to look for - biting, shambling, and my favorite:
"When her voice sounds just like Daddy's snore, that's not your Mommy anymore."
The boy continues to learn - what to pack, where to go, and what the outside world will look like during the zombie apocalypse. I don't want to spoil the ending for you, but I think you'll be satisfied by it. Mogk has written the book in what I think is an anapestic poetic meter, varying between a trimeter and tetrameter metric. What I'm trying to say is that the book is written in a whimsical, Dr.Read more ›
My husband and I love horror movies, and this being our first Father's day I wanted to get him something suited for it. The book is a well written spoof of a childrens book, the art work is clever and a bit gory. All what a fan of all things zombie needs.
This is one of those books where it's best to say "know your kid" before buying it for them. Otherwise I'd say it's worth leaving on the coffee table for your friends to enjoy when they come over.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Had potential to be funny, but was just ho-hum. Save your money if you are looking for the funny side of zombies ... this just doesn't hit.Published 2 months ago by Rixxter
My Grandnephew has been waking up for many nights now, wondering when his mother will be turning into a Zombie. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Fc Stains
AWESOME BOOK! I can't read it to my 2yrs old, but it will be our story time book soon. As an adult, I like it and it makes me laugh cause its so cute.Published 16 months ago by Gabino Salgado Jr
I leave this out for moms with newborns and young children. Very informative for all ages.Published 21 months ago by Dale B Mortimer, M.D.
This book is just absolutely priceless. My toddler loves it, and I'm sure he'll love it even as he grows older.Published on July 10, 2014 by Kiki
My son is a zombie fanatic. I bought him this book and he loves it! Although it does make him a little sad for the zombie mother.Published on January 27, 2014 by L. Pacheco
This is an adorable story and my kids absolutely loved it! It is a great way for zombie enthusiasts to share their passion with their kids!Published on January 7, 2014 by Charley Zirbel