Grampa's Zombie BBQ: 06/18/10
I continue with my luck of picking the second book in a series first with Grampa's Zombie BBQ by Kirk Scroggs. It's the sequel to Dracula vs. Grampa at the Monster Truck Spectacular. The books are hybrid graphic novels.
In this book the family is planning for a town barbecue. Something goes wrong and zombies end up invited too! Rather than freak out, Wiley and his family just serve them barbecue just as they do all the other guests.
I liked the book. It reminds me of a juvenile (and violence free) version of the film, Shawn of the Dead. I'm thinking of the ending when the survivors have come to terms with the fact that the zombies can't be defeated and decide to learn to live with them.
The book is aimed at kids about my son's age but he wasn't interested. Traditional monsters aren't his thing. I though zombies might be an exception since he and his sister like to play zombie but, no.