Synopses & Reviews
Reginald isnandrsquo;t like the other zombies who shuffle through Quirkville, scaring the townspeople and moaning for BRAINSSSSS! The only thing Reginaldandrsquo;s stomach rumbles for is sticky peanut butter and sweet jelly. He tries to tell his zombie pals that thereandrsquo;s more to life than eating brains, but theyandrsquo;re just not interested. Will Reginald find a way to bring peace to Quirkville and convince the other zombies that thereandrsquo;s nothing better than PBandJ?
Debut author Joe McGee and up-and-coming illustrator Charles Santoso have created a delicious tale about being true to yourself that will make readers hungry for more.
and#8220;Now thereand#8217;s a picture book for the youngest zombie fans. Campbell, a comics and video game artist, gives Mortimer the zombie just the right degree of repellant charmand#8230;DiPucchioand#8230;exchanges zombie horror for romantic agony; instead of fearing him, the thin-skinned will suffer right along with hapless Mortimer.and#8221;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; --andlt;iandgt;Publishers Weekly, andlt;/iandgt;June 20, 2011
and#8220;This silly story features loads of sight gags that sharp-eyed children will enjoyand#8230;chuckles are guaranteedand#8230;. This giggler will grab those children who like their zombies funny.and#8221;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; --andlt;iandgt;School Library Journal, andlt;/iandgt;August 2011
andlt;iandgt;and#8220;andlt;/iandgt;DiPucchio and Campbell pair their considerable talents to tell the tale of poor Mortimer, a zombie looking for love in all the wrong placesand#8230;. Text loaded with humorous understatement and Campbelland#8217;s skillfully detailed watercolors in a palette of decay (think watery reds, putrid grays and sickly greens) are both clever and delightfully grossand#8230;. Probably best suited for sharing with primary graders, who will squirm between fits of laughter.and#8221;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; --andlt;iandgt;Kirkus, andlt;/iandgt;August 1, 2011
andquot;Run, donand#39;t shamble, to get this original zombie tale.andquot;
andquot;The illustrationsandrsquo; rounded shapes and pastel watercolor washes portray zombies who are more cute than scary, and full of personality. Signs and balloons with images of brains inside cleverly communicate the zombiesandrsquo; food preferences in a nonverbal way.andquot;
In ZOMBIE IN LOVE, Mortimer -- tall, dead, and handsome -- is a zombie is looking for his true love
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?
Mortimer is looking for love. And heand#8217;s looking everywhere! Heand#8217;s worked out at the gym (if only his arm wouldnand#8217;t keep falling off). Heand#8217;s tried ballroom dancing lessons (but the ladies found him to be a bit stiff). Heand#8217;s even been on stalemate.com. Howand#8217;s a guy supposed to find a ghoul? When it seems all hope has died, could the girl of Mortimerand#8217;s dreams be just one horrifying shriek away?
About the Author
Kelly DiPucchio is the award-winning and andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestselling author of andlt;iandgt;Grace for Presidentandlt;/iandgt; and numerous other books for kids, including the Crafty Chloe books andlt;iandgt;Crafty Chloeandlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Dress-Up Mess-Upandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; andlt;/iandgt;as well as andlt;iandgt;Zombie in Loveandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Zombie in Love 2 + 1andlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Gastonandlt;/iandgt;. She lives with her husband and three children in Michigan, and you can visit her at KellyDiPucchio.com.Scott Campbelland#8217;s paintings have appeared in numerous shows and publications around the world. He has created award-winning comics, such as and#8220;Igloo Head and Tree Head,and#8221; which appeared in the Flight anthology, and is the illustrator of andlt;iandgt;Zombie in Love andlt;/iandgt;and andlt;iandgt;Zombie in Love 2 + 1andlt;/iandgt; by Kelly DiPucchio; andlt;iandgt;East Dragon, West Dragonandlt;/iandgt; by Robyn Eversole; and andlt;iandgt;If Dogs Run Freeandlt;/iandgt; by Bob Dylan. Scott lives in New York City. Visit him at PyramidCar.com.