Monday, December 31, 2012

How not to be killed by a zombie by Baron specter
Target audience: Chapter book
Rating: Wizard

Barry and his friends Mitch, Stan, Jared and Amy live in the town of Marshfield which has four cemeteries. All the bizarre things they’ve seen in the local graveyards prompted them to form a group called the zombie hunters. The third adventure in the “Graveyard Diaries” series begins with zombies roaming the largest cemetery beheading wild animals. One night Barry is walking his dog and he hears someone calling a dog named Lucy and the answering bark of a dog but he can never find anything. His own dog is also called Lucy and disappears the next night. Barry and Mitch team up with the ghost of a young girl whose ghost dog is also missing. It’s a job for the zombie hunters. If they succeed more than one lost dog will be spared. Each chapter includes an entry from Barry’s journal, a humorous poem and helpful hints on how not to be killed by a zombie like making them eat lots of salt. The black and white illustrations are clever and set the tone for the book. The author includes a map and a list of zombie facts. This eerily fun book is recommended to fans of the “Goosebumps” series by R. L. Stine.


BIBLIO: 2012, Magc Wagon/ABDO Group, Ages 8 to 12, $27.07.

REVIEWER: Mary Thompson

FORMAT: Chapter Book

ISBN: 978-1-61641-900-4



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