5 Zombies and Fred by Jules Sherred and Matt Schubbe ***CONTEST*** – Review [djinn24]

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Larry ‘djinn24’ Killian reviews the not-for-children children’s book written by Jules Sherred and illustrates by Matt Schubbe, an awesome tale of Fred and the 5 Zombies trying to turn him into dinner. The contest information is below, ends the 15th of November and SUPER easy to enter!

Jules and Matt created a fun and exciting read with the for-adults children’s book. – The Founding Fields

Without a doubt this review will be longer then the actual book, as this is a book written in the style of a children’s novel, to the tune of ’10 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed’. Even thought this book will undoubtedly be a quick read, there is a ton of neat things to discover within the artwork of the book and is worth many re-readings trying to hunt down everything hidden within the book itself.

In a nutshell Fred is on the run from Zombies and he keeps calling the Mountie for help, luckily Fred is well armed! It is an all out run away from Zombie book with a surprise ending.

If you are unfamiliar with this title, Five Little Zombies And Fred is a not-for-children children’s book about the perils of a zombie apocalypse, filled with zombies, a Mountie, and our hero, Fred. It spoofs the Ten Little Monkeys Jumping On A Bed nursery rhyme. Filled with geeky visual gags and Easter eggs, it is written and illustrated to speak to the child in every one. It tells the story of our hero Fred who finds himself in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. Will he survive with the help of his friend the Mountie? Warning: Mild zombie violence.
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If you are looking for a fun and refreshing read , then I highly recommend picking up this book, and even though it is touted as a for-adults children’s book it is simple, fun, for kids as well. My 6 year old Andrew loves the book and loves reading it with me.

I give this book an 10/10 for sheer fun of the read and the neat Easter eggs hidden in the artwork.

The author Jules Sherred is giving away 6 copies of the book! All you have to do is go here: http://geekypleasures.com/2012/11/win-1-of-6-copies-of-five-little-zombies-and-fred/ and post a comment at the bottom! Ends 15 November so hurry! 

djinn24 is a professional miniatures painter, with an equally strong love of books. His reviews are concise and critical. He’s definitely good at what he does.

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