Sunday, July 22, 2018

Review - Ten Little Zombies: A Love Story

Ten Little Zombies: A Love Story
by Andy Rash
Date: 2010
Publisher: Chronicle Books (CA)
Reading level: A
Book type: picture book
Pages: 48
Format: e-book
Source: library

When being chased by ten little zombies (no matter how cute they are), your only option is to systematically destroy them one by one, or else become zombie number eleven. In this love story wrapped in a tale of zombie mayhem, a resourceful couple flees from and picks off their undead pursuers with fast-paced ingenuity and an entertaining range of zombie-thwarting tools. As the zombies shuffle and stumble their way toward a variety of gruesome ends, our heroes must come up with new ways to escape sticky situations and stay together. This darkly funny illustrated tale--think Bunny Suicides meets Edward Gorey meets Hallmark--celebrates the romantic side of a zombie plague, with plenty of BRAINS and a lot of heart.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

This is actually pretty good. It reads like a children's picture book, but it's not really for kids (it's pretty graphic). The twist at the end was cute.

There's not much more to say about this. It provided a few minutes of amusement. Ghastly, gory amusement...

Quotable moment:

Four little zombies coming after me
Fired up the chainsaw
Now there are three

Premise: 4/5
Meter: 4/5
Writing: 4/5
Illustrations: 4/5
Originality: 4/5

Enjoyment: 4/5

Overall: 4 out of 5

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