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There’s a Zombie in My Bathtub: Here's Hank, Book 5

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Resourceful Hank faces fears in fun Halloween story.

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Any child can readily relate to likable hero Hank, and Scott Garrett's appealing illustrations -- including several of Hank's hand-drawn lists -- bring this story to life. Hank's dad, who's often impatient with his son, gets a softer treatment here and helps his frustrated daughter with Halloween prime-time costume problems. Like Hank, author Henry Winkler struggled through school without realizing he had dyslexia, and his experience helps make Hank's predicaments -- and his family's response -- so believable.

Nick "the Tick" consistently remains a stock bully character, depicted as a gross overeater whose fright is played up for laughs that seem unfair after the empathetic treatment of Hank's similar fears.

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