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Zombelina School Days

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Silly fun as dancing zombie girl breaks out at school.

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This zombified back-to-school book is loads of fun. Zombelina School Days is packed with jokes and puns related to the cute, upbeat zombie girl being undead and having her body parts fall off. There's nothing scary here. It's mainly a story of inclusion as the class and teacher appreciate each student for his or her special talent and Zombelina reaches out to the new student -- a ghost boy -- to make him feel less strange.

Award-winning illustrator Molly Idle gives each student in the diverse classroom a distinct look and personality, with lots of funny reaction takes -- even though students and teacher never seem too disturbed by Zombelina's parts bouncing about the classroom. The funniest moment is when "things begin falling apart" during her dance and her top half ends up chasing after her bottom half.

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