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Zombiekins by Kevin Bolger
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Nov 18, 2010

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Read from October 30, 2010 to April 19, 2011

Zombiekins is from the same author who wrote Sir Fartsalot Hunts the Booger, one of my favorite books for its wit and puns. However, Zombiekins is quite a different book. Stanley finds a stuffed animal who has a floppy ear of a bunny and a teddy bears. He also has webbed paws, sharp claws, feet like a lizard and two fangs instead of rabbit teeth. There is something about this that appeals to Stanley and I quite agree. Where the first book is silly and funny the second is creepy but not to scary. Stanley is warned that it is important that he read the instructions for his new toy but does not heed Widow Imavitch. It is here that I am reminded of the movie Gremlins where you are not to let them eat after midnight, but we all know that is going to happen anyways. After Zombiekins basks in the moonlight, Stanley takes his new toy to school only to have all of the children in Demetedyville turned into Zombies. With the help of his friend Miranda, Stanley must figure out how to change all of the children back before the end of the school day. Although, I so enjoyed Sir Fatsalot much better I did enjoy the story and the illustrations are what can really sell this book for middle grade readers. I originally wanted to give this a two star but the illustrations push it up to a three for me.
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11/18/2010 "A Halloween gift for me and my son. Not quite as funny as Sir Fartsalot it's missing the play on words that made that book so fun. My son does really enjoy reading it so it is a keeper."
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