Z Is for Zombie

Z Is for Zombie

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by Merrily Kutner, John Manders
     
 

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Children looking for goosebumps and chills will get them in this A to Z just right for Halloween or anytime. Rich, spooky paintings help set the stage for a frightfully good time.
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Children looking for goosebumps and chills will get them in this A to Z just right for Halloween or anytime. Rich, spooky paintings help set the stage for a frightfully good time.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Yuck! According to this grisly/gross-out compendium by a first-time author, M is for Mummy ("A rotting smell seeps in the room/ as Mummies stagger from their tomb") and E is for "Eyeballs lined up by the sink." Manders renders the malicious details in keenly observed watercolor-and-gouache panels. Ages 6-9. (Sept.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
From the Publisher

"Young horror fans will enjoy the creepy subject matter on a dark and stormy night."

The Horn Book Guide

"A quality book for younger children wanting to get in the holiday spirit."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781480453838
Publisher:
Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date:
10/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
File size:
7 MB
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author



Merrily Kutner is the author of Z is for Zombie, which Booklist called “great for reading aloud.” She wrote Down on the Farm for her daughter, who liked to prance around the house singing animal sounds. She encourages readers to sing out the lines of this book, too! Her home is California.
John Manders has illustrated more than a dozen award-winning books for children, including Humphrey, Albert, and the Flying Machine by Kathryn Lasky. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. You can visit his website at johnmanders.com.    

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Z is for Zombie 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 7 year old son received this book and found it to be very gruesome and scary ("This is so weird and gross, Mom. I don't think i want to look at it anymore.") . The illustrations are very detailed and effective in setting the right tone for a horror book  - a ghoul coming out of a bedroom closet at night, a dozen skeletons poking at a child's skull while lying awake in bed at night, a horrific cyclops about to mutiliate a helpless tiny human, a bloody decapitated queen, etc.  I do not recommend this book to any child under the age of 10 - and only if the 10 and over children are desensitized to diabolical images and have never been afraid of the dark.  There are other halloween-type books out there that are much more age-appropriate.  You don't have to be a children's psychologist to know that, in general, seeing the wrong images (books or movies) at the wrong time can do way more damage than good.  I understand that sometimes exposing kids to their fears in small doses can help kids learn how to control them (Berenstain Bears and Arthur books have some great stories on how you can face your fears).  Additionally, it is common knowledge that young children (under 7) have a very hard time distinguishing reality from fantasy.  Therefore, I just don't understand why authors of children's books find it appropriate to expose young minds and impressionable sweet souls to such scary images. Be careful about this one, parents.