How to Be a Zombie: A Hands-On Guide for Anyone with Brains

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So you’re a zombie. What now? Slow down — and flesh out the life of the mindless with this essential guide for the newly undead.

The vacant stare, the shambling gait, the sense that you’re falling apart — adjusting to "life" as a zombie takes a little getting used to. And what’s with the sudden obsession with brains? Time to get your outstretched hands on this comprehensive handbook spelling out all things z-o-m-b-i-e.

* identify your zombie archetype, figure out if you’re ...

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Overview

So you’re a zombie. What now? Slow down — and flesh out the life of the mindless with this essential guide for the newly undead.

The vacant stare, the shambling gait, the sense that you’re falling apart — adjusting to "life" as a zombie takes a little getting used to. And what’s with the sudden obsession with brains? Time to get your outstretched hands on this comprehensive handbook spelling out all things z-o-m-b-i-e.

* identify your zombie archetype, figure out if you’re dating a zombie, and savor the joy of brains (or alternative foods when necessary)
* learn how to "pass" among the living, brush up on zombie fashion and etiquette, discover decor for the decaying, and check out some awesome tunes to eat brains by
* explore zombies in literature, films, and novels — and learn the truth about rumored celebrity zombies
* attention span getting shorter? Enjoy mini graphic novels on how to evade zombie hunters, take a zombie road trip, and"who do that voodoo"
* and much, much more guaranteed to make a trendy — if creepy and vacuous — creature proud!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Karin Suni
Navigating the treacherous waters of being a zombie or a human friend of the undead can be difficult and is fraught with unique problems. Fortunately, the legions of the newly turned and their supporters no longer need brave this challenge alone. This handbook goes through the basics from types of zombies and the causes of zombification to fashion choices and survival skills. The allure begins with the textured metallic sheen of the cover and the format of the content encourages continued reading. While the highly visual quality and abundance of illustrations could indicate a lack of content, here that is not the case. Instead, the book is chock full of information using both historical and pop culture references for examples. The subject matter, interactive nature and layout of the text make this an attractive item for reluctant readers and the annotated lists of zombie-themed movies, games, comics and books provide myriad options for where to go next. Various elements such as step-by-step directions on zombie make-up, party planning ideas for music, food and decor, and suggestions for zombie outings will keep readers' interest well beyond the first use. Valentino writes to her audience but even grown-up fans of zombies can enjoy this quick read. Reviewer: Karin Suni
VOYA - Jen McIntosh
Zombies have always been popular with a certain segment of the teen population. That popularity has increased recently due to the success of movies like Zombieland and the TV show The Walking Dead. Serena Valentino capitalizes on this attraction for the undead with a unique, funny, interesting guide for zombies. There have been books telling humans how to survive a zombie apocalypse, but this book is geared to the newly risen zombie instead, and serves as the "Essential Guide for Anyone Who Craves Brains." Valentino counsels the novice zombie on his origins, offers suggestions on finding fresh brains to eat, and gives advice on the latest fashions for the undead. She also lists the essential zombie books and movies for further information. Even non-zombie fans will find Valentino's book to be a fun and worthwhile read. It is full of useful, hilarious information. In the chapter "How to Pass as a Human," Valentino warns, "Humans rarely lurch, moan, or bite each other, so you should cut back on these habits." Colorful photographs of zombies are interspersed throughout the book, adding to its visual appeal. Zombie fans will most likely want to buy their own copy, but libraries should have one as well. Reviewer: Jen McIntosh
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763649340
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 7/13/2010
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 973,350
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Serena Valentino is the author of the novel Fairest of All: A Tale of the Wicked Queen, as well as a writer for the comic book series GloomCookie and Nightmares & Fairytales. She lives in San Francisco and is pretty sure she's spotted some zombies leaving the nightclubs in her neighborhood late at night.

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  • Posted April 30, 2012

    Its awesome! I liked since I first saw the cover! People who hav

    Its awesome! I liked since I first saw the cover! People who have always wanted to know what it's like to be a zombie should buy this book!

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