Zombie in Love: with audio recordingby Kelly DiPucchio, Scott Campbell
Mortimer is looking for love. And he’s looking everywhere! He’s worked out at the gym (if only his arm wouldn't keep falling off). He’s tried ballroom dancing lessons (but the ladies found him to be a bit stiff).
Everyone’s favorite zombie romance picture book is now available as an eBook with audio narration!
Mortimer is looking for love. And he’s looking everywhere! He’s worked out at the gym (if only his arm wouldn't keep falling off). He’s tried ballroom dancing lessons (but the ladies found him to be a bit stiff). He’s even been on stalemate.com. How’s a guy supposed to find a ghoul? When it seems all hope has died, could the girl of Mortimer's dreams be just one horrifying shriek away?
Zombies are all the rage with teens, and stories of lovelorn adolescent lads trying to find the perfect girl in time for the big dance abound. This quest for companionship, however, is aimed at a decidedly younger crowd.
DiPucchio and Campbell pair their considerable talents to tell the tale of poor Mortimer, a zombie looking for love in all the wrong places. At the gym, others freak out when his arm breaks off while lifting weights. While taking dance lessons, his only partner is an uncooperative skeleton. But then he decides to place a personal ad in the newspaper: "If you like taking walks in the graveyard / and falling down in the rain. / If you're not into cooking, / if you have half a brain. / ...I'm dying to meet you!" Mortimer goes to the ball with high hopes, but the night drags on as his attentions are repeatedly spurned. Just as he is about to leave he hears a crash. "There on the floor was a girl...and she was drop-dead gorgeous." Text loaded with humorous understatement and Campbell's skillfully detailed watercolors in a palette of decay (think watery reds, putrid grays and sickly greens) are both clever and delightfully gross. When Mortimer offers his heart to a girl, the undead gent presents his actual organ.
Probably best suited for sharing with primary graders, who will squirm between fits of laughter.(Picture book. 6-8)
- Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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- SIMON & SCHUSTER
- NOOK Book
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- 29 MB
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- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
Meet the Author
Kelly DiPucchio is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Grace for President and numerous other books for kids, including the Crafty Chloe books Crafty Chloe and Dress-Up Mess-Up, as well as Zombie in Love, Zombie in Love 2 + 1, Gaston, and Antoinette. She lives with her husband and three children in Michigan, and you can visit her at KellyDiPucchio.com.
Scott Campbell’s paintings have appeared in numerous shows and publications around the world. He has created award-winning comics, such as “Igloo Head and Tree Head,” which appeared in the Flight anthology, and is the illustrator of Zombie in Love and Zombie in Love 2 + 1 by Kelly DiPucchio; East Dragon, West Dragon by Robyn Eversole; and If Dogs Run Free by Bob Dylan. Scott lives in New York City. Visit him at PyramidCar.com.
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I saw this book on a table at my local Barnes & Noble and looked thru it and absolutely loved it. It has just the right amount of humor and the illustrations are just perfect. I thought it was on a table for young adults but find to my delight its also for young readers too! I am ordering it for my 6 1/2 yr old granddaughter who loved The Nightmare Before Christmas. Try it, you'll love Zombie and the way the story ends.
Everything a boy could love in a creepy kind of way. Very entertaining, my six year old laughed the whole way through, along with quite a few "oh my gosh," along the way. Thanks!!
I purchased this book for my 8 year old for Valentine's Day. It was a refreshing alternative to the mushy love stuff. The lead character didn't change who he was and everything worked out in the end.
Cute book... teaches that regardless of who you are, there is someone in this world for you.
This is a book for people of all ages. Such a delightfully serene book.
I bought this for my great niece's second grade class and they loved it. As a matter of fact it was being passed around the entire second grade wing, so all of the kids could enjoy it. Loved the speed dating.
Great book for kids and adults who need a wacky romance with a hint of the unndead. Loved it dead!