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If I Were A Zombie

Story by Kate Inglis
Illustrations by Eric Orchard
Nimbus Publishing
Ages 4–8

Perhaps you’re in the mood for something more light-hearted? Some sure-fire, kid-friendly absurdity? Inglis has crafted a joyous imaginative romp, inviting young readers to imagine life as a breakdancing zombie, a mischievous fairy, a space-exploring robot, a city-squashing giant, a stealthy ninja, and much more. The story flows at breakneck pace, with lively and creative writing. Silly stanzas such as “If I were a zombie / I’d package my drool / Put it in Mason jars / Sell it at school” will particularly captivate younger readers. As previous fans of his work will expect, artist Eric Orchard ties it all together with colourful cartoonish scenes. Warm and witty, this book will be much loved.