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Zombies Don't Eat Veggies!

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  417 ratings  ·  99 reviews
Mo Romero is a zombie who loves nothing more than growing, cooking, and eating vegetables. Tomatoes? Tantalizing. Peppers? Pure perfection! The problem? Mo's parents insist that their niño eat only zombie cuisine, like arm-panadas and finger foods. They tell Mo over and over that zombies don't eat veggies. But Mo can't imagine a lifetime of just eating zombie food and givi ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published April 2nd 2019 by Lee & Low
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May 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books, zombie

Mo is a zombie with a secret. He loves—*whispers* veggies. Yup. You heard me. Vegetables! Zombies aren’t supposed to like spinach and cucumbers and kale though. Right? His parents think veggies are gross. But young Mo has a plan, if he can convince his parents that veggies can be yummy, he won’t have to keep his love a secret anymore. No more hiding! But will Mo tell his parents the truth? And will they accept their son’s taste for the green, chopped, diced delights? You have to read to find out
Jun 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
For a zombie, Little Mo Romero is a picky eater.
Brains and intestines hold no interest for him. What he'd really like to sink his teeth into is a nice, juicy . . . carrot?
This is a cute and healthy tale about a kid who just can't live up to his parents' expectations, and how they manage to work things out. There are even some yummy-sounding veggie recipes included.
Jon Nakapalau
Mo Romero (yes, Romero) is a little zombie boy who likes to eat veggies! But Zombie mom and dad can't believe he craves anything so gross! This role reversal (usually mom and dad want you to eat more veggies) will make both parents and children talk about eating veggies in a fun way. ...more
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: primary
Picture Book

Okay, I am going to be honest here and say that this book had me laughing out loud in the middle of the children's section of the library. It is a story about a zombie named Mo who likes vegetables, while his parents are 100% carnivores. Poor Mo tries everything he can to get on his parents bandwagon, but finds that he is just happy the way he is, and that maybe they can all come to a happy medium.

This book is great for ages 5-8, or even 30. The story itself mixes english with some
May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-book
Available in English with some Spanish words or all Spanish, this book is about a little zombie boy, Mo Romero, who just can't eat zombie food like his parents want him to. He loves... veggies! He can't get enough of them! Little Mo attempts to convince his parents to try veggies with very funny results. The message is about accepting someone even if they're different. (A million hearts!!!!!)

The illustrations are very cute and clever. Real foods are turned into zombie puns like Doreetoes. This b
Renee Lute
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There are so many reasons to love this book. Megan and Jorge Lacera have such a fabulous sense of humor, accessible to both kids and their parents. I love the bilingual element, the “it’s okay to be different” element, the zombie family dynamic, etc. A fresh book that hits so many notes.
Ro Menendez
Mo Romero is a non-brain-eating zombie. Mo is a vegetarian, a hiding-in-the-shed vegetarian who wants to be his true self with those he loves the most, his mom and dad. Authors Megan and Jorge Lacera don't shy away from being realistic within the fantastical-zombie-pun-filled world they have created; more often than not when a family member does not follow the cookie cutter path expected and makes it known, he or she is met with disbelief and resistance. I appreciated that the authors respected ...more
Stephanie Bange
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
With zombies as hot as they are today, this is a welcome addition to humorous stories for kids.

Mo Romero is not like other zombie boys. He does not like zombie foods like "brains", "man-naise", "Dori-toes", or "Chili con ojos". Instead, he would rather a delicioso meal of celery, tomatoes and carrots. Horrors! His parents just don't understand his taste buds, however they come to accept him as he is because they are more than zombies -- they are a family.

Told using very yummy words like "tantal
Dylan Teut
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Pair with Gregory the Terrible Eater.
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I loved, loved, loved this. Like a mashup of GREGORY, THE TERRIBLE EATER and "Count Duckula" with a dash of Spanish vocabulary thrown in, this is the story of a little zombie child who just can't stomach brains, toes, and eyeballs--he much prefers vegetables!

Little Mo's parents just don't get it. They do everything they can to get their son to eat in the traditional zombie fashion, but Mo is steadfast--veggies, not brains, are for him.

At the end, there's a wonderful realization by all parties t
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love love love this book in our house! My three-year-old aughter immediately was drawn to the cover, even the inside covers, and thinks the book is so intriguing and the pictures captivating. I really enjoy the lessons the book gives about how families can love each aa other even if they're different and that it's okay to like vegetables! The pages are filled with phenomenal art, hilarious puns, and a great storyline. Our favorite spread is when Mo creates a dish to try to trick his parents into ...more
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very cute book!! Some basic Spanish in the book which makes it a great read for young kids who like learning new things.
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-lit, humor
This was so cute. My students found it hilarious.
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: eb, storytime-family
Great fun read. I think kids will really enjoy this! It's longer than I use in storytimes, but it is a good read-aloud for a school-age (or even attentive preschool-aged) crowd. This book also works in a couple of Spanish words, which I felt was a nice way to diversify a book about fictional creatures. ...more
Tina Dalton
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Super cute and funny picture book about a zombie kid who only wants to eat veggies and this time it's the parents who can't stand to eat healthy! ...more
My 6 year old brother loves this book. He chooses to focus more on the theatrical hating of vegetables than on the end of the story, where the whole zombie family is eating vegetables, but hey. Anything that gets him to read. Adults with sharp eyes will find witty puns and clever references to pop culture that'll make reading it to your kid 6000 consecutive times slightly more bearable. ...more
Edward Sullivan
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Young zombie Mo's affinity for vegetables puzzles his chagrined but ultimately accepting parents. ...more
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is a good book.
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Don't write this book off. ...more
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Reminded me of Gregory the Horrible Eater.

Fun Halloween book that teaches about acceptance-even in families.
Clarissa Howard
Sep 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Brains? Finger? Toes? Not for Mo! In this science fiction story, Mo is just a young zombie struggling to be accepted by his parents for being unique in the fact that he enjoys eating.....veggies!
As you read this Spanish influenced tale, you learn Mo wants nothing more than to gain the respect of his zombie parents for his life choices. Through respect, love, and acceptance, Mo’s parents will have to decide if Mo being different is something they can swallow.
Zombies Don’t Eat Veggies would be a
Kristen Kiesling
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Most creative, funny picture book I’ve read in ages!! My kids LOVE this book and it's one I love rereading to them nightly! Beautiful illustrations AND funny story. I also love the creative Zoombie food names sprinkled about with touches of Spanish! Well done!!!!!! ...more
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is utterly delightful! We received ZOMBIES DON'T EAT VEGGIES a few days ago, and my son has chosen it as his bedtime book every night since. And we both love that it is a bilingual book! My son adores the illustrations, and laughs at the different 'cuisines' drawn in the book. I can't wait to see what the Laceras create next! ...more
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Poor Mo. He loved eating vegetables, but, as the title says, zombies don't eat them. He tried to fit in with his family but he craved veggies. He grew them and savored them; he even tried to fool his family into eating them. Eventually, he stood up for himself and explained that he was different in this way but like them in so many others.
Lacera offers a humorous look at families and acceptance. Sometimes, it's a struggle but if everyone tries, each person can be who they are.
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great kids book with a great message. I love the cultural influences and the fun read. :).
Jessica (Spooky KidLit & We Who Walk Here, Walk Alone)
Zombies Don’t Eat Veggies! is a sweet, hilarious picture book that combines cartoony gore, wicked puns, and a heartwarming family dynamic to show kids that the best thing in the world to be is yourself. Husband-and-wife team Jorge and Megan Lacera fill the pages with delightfully macabre wordplay — I love a good pun, so I requested this book for review the second I saw the word “arm-panadas” — and winks at zombies in pop culture. For example, the family of zombies has the surname Romero, which i ...more
I'd give this one a 3.5 for its freshness and cultural appeal. The sprinkling of Spanish in the text and the use of zombies who are carnivores add to the book's attractiveness for youngsters. Plus, they are sure to enjoy the idea of a youngster who keeps urging his parents to add healthy veggies to their diet instead of the parents doing out vegetables to him. That reversal of roles and the cleverness of the protagonist, Mo Romero, who even prepares a delicious soup that disguises the vegetables ...more
Sara Magnafichi
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
Thank you to Children's Book Pres publishing for providing #Collabookation a copy of this story.

I absolutely LOVED this story! It's that time of year again where books like these are perfect read alouds for the fall season, but I think that this book is also just a fun book for any time of year! Mo is not your typical zombie boy. He doesn't eat what zombies eat, but instead craves vegetables. His parents keep telling him that vegetables are NOT zombie food, but it's what he loves! It gets to a p
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Okay, I have to admit, me and my girls are not usually big zombie fans. (In fact, my kids think most Disney movies are “too scary!”) That being said, the Laceras did a great job of making Zombies Don’t Eat Veggies kid-friendly, funny, and not-too-gruesome. Zombies is just the right flavor if you or your children love zombies (and other creepy crawlies), or if you’re just in the mood for a little spooky fun. This book is funny, AND it encourages healthy eating without being heavy handed. Zombies ...more
Sarah Hough
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: h-approved
Mo is a zombie who loves to eat vegetables. His parents are zombies who do not eat vegetables. Throughout the story, Mo has a secret vegetable garden and kitchen that he uses to make some of his favorite dishes. When he tries to trick his parents into eating gazpacho, they end up having a discussion about how Mo is still the same zombie who likes to chase marathon runners and watch his dad at brain eating contests, but he just happens to like vegetables. His parents accept that and help him inco ...more
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