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October 18, 2010

What a nice review! (Perfect for fixing a grouchy Monday afternoon.)

HOLT, K. A. Brains for Lunch: A Zombie Novel in Haiku?! illus. by Gahan Wilson. 96p. CIP. Roaring Brook/A Neal Porter Bk. 2010. Tr $16.99. ISBN 978-1-59643-629-9. LC 2010012958.

Gr 4-8– …..Holt employs gross-out humor that will appeal to her audience: the zombies’ bodies are constantly falling apart and the novel begins, appropriately, with a haiku about eating brains, “Brains for lunch again/‘Stop moaning and just eat it.’/Lunch lady humor.” Wilson’s pen-and-ink illustrations complement the text and zombies are shown as creatures surrounded by flies, swarming with worms, and constantly struggling to keep their bodies intact. This intriguing book definitely has an audienceone that appreciates, quite literally, tongue-in-cheek humor.

–Shawn Brommer, South Central Library System, Madison, WI

For the entire review, click here.

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