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Zombie in love 2+1
DiPucchio, Kelly.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2015]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"Zombie lovebirds Mortimer and Mildred discover a baby on their doorstep. They're worried sick when the baby sleeps through the night and hardly ever cries. How will they teach him to be a proper zombie child?"--
Reading Level:
AD 320 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.4 0.5 171886.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1.1 1 Quiz: 64373.
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Mommy, Daddy, and a new baby makes three! A heartwarming--and hair-raising--tale of undead parenting from the bestselling author and illustrator of Zombie in Love , which Kirkus Reviews called "clever and delightfully gross."

Happily married zombie couple Mortimer and Mildred are thrilled to be new parents. But having a baby isn't what they expected. Sonny hardly ever cries. His teeth are coming in instead of falling out. And worst of all, he's awake all day and sleeps through the night.

Mortimer and Mildred are dead tired, and very worried. Will their precious baby boy ever behave like a good little monster?

New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and illustrator Scott Campbell team up once again to bring their lovable zombies the family they always wanted.

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Zombie in Love (2011) brought together undead lovebirds Mortimer and Mildred, but their nest just got smaller: a gurgling (and quite alive) baby left on their crypt-step. The duo is scared to death about being parents due to the odd behavior of the child. Why, it doesn't enjoy eating cans of strained brains! And its teeth are coming in instead of falling out! This reverse-view of a baby's growth cycle will generate laughs, even from those who can barely conceive of what a zombie is. Mostly, Mortimer and Mildred are disturbed by Sonny's, well, happiness. After a trip to Dr. Frank N. Stein confirms the infant is healthy, it takes Sonny stumbling and shrieking to make the parents relieved: Do you hear that, dear?' Mortimer asked, beaming with pride. It's positively terrifying!' As before, this is an excellent package: the headstone-height trim provides plenty of space for Campbell's mold- and rot-colored washes, which especially excel at bug-eyed close-ups. DiPucchio has another winner here; one wonders if the family can hold together (literally) for a third installment. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Best-seller DiPucchio has struck up a winning concept, one that should keep galvanizing new readerships.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2014 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

Zombie lovers Mortimer and Mildred, last seen in Zombie in Love, have "a little problem" in the form of the baby left on their doorstep. They happily take Sonny in, but "His teeth were coming in instead of falling out," he sleeps soundly through the night, and his skin is quite pink compared to their blue-green pallor. A trip to the doctor puts their fears to rest, and before long they are playing "got your nose" in the way only a zombie family can. DiPucchio and Campbell are in ghoulishly comic sync, with plenty of punning and visual gags (brains appear as everything from hobby-horse heads to table lamps) to keep kids cackling. Ages 4-8. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-In this clever follow-up to DiPucchio and Campbell's Zombie in Love (S. & S., 2011), zombie couple Mortimer and Mildred don't know what to do when a bouncing, live baby shows up on their doorstep. Sonny, as they quickly name him, doesn't care for bat pudding or mud to eat, hardly ever cries or wails, and keeps them awake all day long. They fret over advice books like any new parents, consult the pediatrician, and finally, one day, the boy sleeps through the day. "You know what, darling?" Mildred says to her husband, "I think he has your nose!" And their new baby sure does-he's pulled the nose right off of Daddy's zombie face to use as a teether. That's just one of the icky-funny puns. This book lends itself well to family storytimes: kids will adore the zombie humor, and parents will recognize their own experiences in Mildred and Mortimer's struggles. After all, don't all new parents go through a phase where they feel like zombies?-Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, MD (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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