cover image Zombie in Love 2+1

Zombie in Love 2+1

Kelly DiPucchio, illus. by Scott Campbell. S&S/Atheneum, $14.99 (32p) ISBN 978-1-4424-5937-3

Zombie lovers Mortimer and Mildred, last seen in Zombie in Love, have “a little problem” in the form of the baby left on their doorstep. They happily take Sonny in, but “His teeth were coming in instead of falling out,” he sleeps soundly through the night, and his skin is quite pink compared to their blue-green pallor. A trip to the doctor puts their fears to rest, and before long they are playing “got your nose” in the way only a zombie family can. DiPucchio and Campbell are in ghoulishly comic sync, with plenty of punning and visual gags (brains appear as everything from hobby-horse heads to table lamps) to keep kids cackling. Ages 4–8. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (Jan.)