cover image Peanut Butter & Santa Claus: A Zombie Culinary Tale

Peanut Butter & Santa Claus: A Zombie Culinary Tale

Joe McGee, illus. by Charles Santoso. Abrams, $16.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-4197-3634-6

In a follow-up to Peanut Butter & Brains and Peanut Butter & Aliens, the characters from Quirkville—Reginald, a gentle blue zombie, alien peanut-butter transporter Zarfon, and resourceful heroine Abigail Zink—zip off to the North Pole in a spaceship. Why? Christmas has been canceled on account of a storm, and Santa Claus needs saving. When they arrive, they learn that it’s not the snow impacting the visibility—it’s marshmallow cream. The solution, shown in Santoso’s expressive art: scooping up the sticky mess and making using what’s on hand to set things right. McGee again delivers an unlikely mash-up of zombies, aliens, and food for readers who just might prefer Halloween over Christmas. Ages 3–7.[em] (Oct.) [/em]