A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this book.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this sweet, silly zombie love story has gruesome elements suited to the subject matter: worms, severed limbs, a detached heart, a severed finger, a plate of eyeballs, a keyboard made of finger bones, and a picnic in a graveyard with brain as the entree.
What's the story?
A zombie named Mortimer has no sweetheart to take to Cupid's Ball, so he places and ad in the newspaper headlined \"Tall, Dead, & Handsome,\" inviting anyone who likes walks in the graveyard, waking up at midnight, horror films, and voodoo to meet him there. No human girls will dance with him at the ball. Then a zombie named Mildred arrives, they have fun dancing, and then leave to share a midnight brain picnic. \"It was love at first bite.\"
Is it any good?
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about zombies. What are they and do they really roam the earth? Could a zombie really have romantic feelings for another zombie?
Mortimer is afraid he'll never find someone to love. Then he finds someone just like himself and they are happy together. Do you think it's more fun to be with someone who is just like you or different from you?
What is it about the art and the story that make this book about zombies not scary?
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