December 13, 2009

Zombies v. Unicorns v. Vampires...

Good news, Team Zombie! Michael Spradlin's It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Zombies, illustrated by Jeff Weigel, is the quintessential Christmas book for the zombie lover. (Does Team Vampire have something this cool? No, Team Vampire does not.)

Now you can hum along to your favorite carols, while fresh brains are roasting on an open fire, and your loved one is nipping at ...your nose. Hm. That one sounds ominous. Anyway, the titles that made me laugh out loud are:

I Saw Mommy Chewing Santa Claus, and Deck the Halls With Parts of Wally.

...honestly, this is so gross it made me giggle; it's the perfect antidote for... well, I'm not sure what. It'll make you laugh, though, and probably most of the 8-year-olds you know, too.

O, bring us a hippocampus, o, bring us a hippocampus, o, bring us a hippocampus and a cup of good cheer...

Good tidings to you. Or something like that.

You can find It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Zombie at an independent bookstore near you! Just, beware of the grayish, slow-moving people in the parking lot...

12 comments:

a. fortis said...

Ah, maybe THIS is what I'll send my 10-year-old nephew...

david elzey said...

no, team vampire has nothing like this, but what's with the mention of team unicorn? they got nothin', period! team z vs. team v is a solid match-up, but team u... they need to go back to their little dells and drool over tom cruise in "willow" and maybe some "fern gully" in anticipation of "avatar."

the book looks like fun, btw.

jama said...

What a riot! I don't even like zombies but must see this one (there are quite a few grayish, slow moving people around here). :D

Yat-Yee said...

Oh my goodness! I bet I'd giggle a lot.

tanita davis said...

David, David, David! Team Unicorn has flesh-eating unicorns. Don't forget Diane Peterfreund's Rampant which is new out this year.

Now only vampires sparkle. No more unicorns with rainbows.

And I'm still twitching over the Fern Gully remark. Still.

david elzey said...

flesh-eating unicorns? pfeh! wannabe narwhals. they don't have the teeth or stomach for anything stronger than oat cakes and mulled cider. best they stay in elysium with their pretty pony pals, chomping sugar cubes and plaiting each other's manes, hoping some centaur doesn't come along and crush them with his bare hands.

a. fortis said...

Jeez, you make them sound like My Little Ponies.

david elzey said...

because they are.

verification word: unrelf, which sounds a little like the reflux noise i make whenever i hear pro-unicorn talk.

adrienne said...

A+ on book AND post AND comments. David had me laughing out loud.

I have obviously got to get a copy of It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Zombies before Christmas. I have three days. I can do it.

a. fortis said...

You can! I found it at Borders, but it's in the humor section, not the kids' or YA area.

tanita davis said...

I am DYING to receive my reserved library copy of RAMPANT so that I can review it and totally flesh-eat Mr. Elzy to death with it.

He's freakin' hilarious.

Saints and Spinners said...

Oh, funny! I really should resist, but I'll have to check it out.

It looks as if angels (in specific, fallen angels), may be the new zombies/vampires. Personally, I'm rooting for team merfolk all the way.