Zombie-Kids Go Green (KiteReaders Monster Series)
Author: Julia Dweck
Illustrator: Mark Draisey
Date: February 2, 2013
About The Author
Julia Dweck writes children's
stories for digital and traditional publication. Her stories span the spectrum
of humor, fantasy, and edutainment in rhyme and in prose. Julia's background in
elementary education affords her the opportunity to be in touch with what
children want to read about and what makes them giggle.
Zombies Save The Planet
The 3R's....Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
This is a rhyming story about a group of Zombie kids who are green all over.
Their skin is green but they are also dedicated to preserve the earth's natural resources.
Each night, these kids go all over the community cleaning up trash, turning off dripping facets and taking care of the young plants in their gardens.
A zombie kid's age is marked and recorded by Earth Days. They celebrate with a birthday cake that is shaped like the earth.
The book is illustrated with beautiful full-screen color "zombie pictures" by Mark Draisey.
I am totally blown away by this author's imagination. This is the kind of story that kids will love. They always want to find a "scary book"....the more monsters and zombies the better.
The nice thing about this story is the zombies stay very busy doing good deeds for our planet. There are many examples of reducing waste, reusing worn items and recycling discarded materials in this story.
This book would make an excellent science lesson about ecology and conservation. It is both educational and entertaining (edutainment?).
I read this book on my Kindle Fire and found the formatting (landscape orientation) appropriate for sharing with a group or individual reading. The illustrations fill the entire screen and are very entertaining. Children need to take extra time just to enjoy these pictures! Each screen view features twelve lines of rhyming text in white print that contrasts with the background illustration...very easy reading.
*Parent Alert ~ It seems like young kids go crazy when they read/hear a story with a reference to "passing gas" in it. This book has one page that refers to a "zombie-kid's fart". There is a pictures of a girl zombie passing gas and a boy holding his nose. I think this is appropriate for a story like this and kids will find it hilarious.
I highly recommend this book for children of all ages. This is a perfect selection for Earth Day (April 22).
My Rating: 5 Stars Out Of 5
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