How to Speak Zombie a Guide for the Living by Steve Mockus

Hot to Speak Zombie a Guide for the Living by Steven Mockus
22 pgs
Age 13 and up

Liking all things Zombie and Sci-Fi, I couldn’t pass up this book when I was shelving at one of the libraries where I work.  This quirky alternative format book is worth a read for fellow zombie lovers.  The book presents its self as a guide to the humans left in a zombie infested world. The goal is to teach you to talk like a zombie as well as teach some zombie behaviors so that you can pass yourself off as a fellow zombie.  The book includes a handy little device in the lower right corner that helps you enunciate the zombie phrases. You are instructed which button to press and that you are to repeat the phrase after, just like a normal language book.   The most important phrase and the panic button is the one labeled B.   B is the zombie phrase for brains the topic of which zombie culture is built upon. You are instructed that if you are in any danger this is the go to phrase and if you have not learned it yet that you should repeatedly press this button until the danger has cleared.

Overall this book is a lot of fun.  There is a lot of humor hidden in the illustrations as well as the comments about the phrases located on the right hand pages. However because the topic is zombies, the illustrations could be disturbing to younger viewers, and the phrases can be hard to read I have suggested the age range at 13 and up.  However some may feel that a lower age is more appropriated so use your own discretion.

If you liked this book try these:

Zombie for Zombies: Advice and Etiquette for the Living Dead by David P. Murphy

Zombies vs. Unicorns by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier


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