ZOMBIE IN LOVE by Kelly DiPucchio is one of my all time favorite picture books, and a perfect read for the Halloween season. It’s might be hard to “wrap your brain” around the idea that a book about a lonely zombie could work for younger kids, but Ms. DiPucchio pulls it off beautifully. Here’s a “taste” from the jacket flap copy:
Can you see why I love this book? It’s funny, touching, chock full of puns that will make you screamwith laughter, and the illustrations by Scott Campbell are perfectly creepy without being scary. The best part, in my opinion, is the personal ad that Mortimer places to find his true love. Feel free to sing along….
TALL, DEAD, & HANDSOME
If you like taking walks in the graveyard and falling down in the rain
If you’re not into cooking, if you have half a brain.
If you like waking up at midnight, horror films, and voodoo,
then I’m the guy who you’ve looked for and I’m dying to meet you!