That’s right BZF fans, this week we are starting a book club!! Move over Oprah, as we present a book with real bite – literally! This week’s book was recommended to me by Miss BMK, a good friend from work, so without further delay I present to you The Very Hungry Zombie and yes this is a parody of the famous children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
For those of you who don’t know, the original book has pre-eaten holes in the pages as the reader learns about the days of the week, the food that is eaten and the stages of a butterfly’s life. Things aren’t quite so pretty in the gory version, as the zombie embarks on an all human degustation from Sunday to Monday, feasting on astronauts, rock stars and football players just to name a few.
The artwork is represented in the same style of the original version and serves as a wonderful contrast between the cute zombie and the demise of his unlucky lunch dates. There is also a great educational/nutritional value to be had for any young zombies out there, concerned with their daily protein intake. Each day covers multiple body parts and we all learn the crème de la crème of a zombies diet BRAINS!!!!
Overall, I found The Very Hungry Zombie a real page turner and I definitely agree with the authors warning on the cover “not for human children”. The message that spoke to me most however was who gets eaten on which day of the week - I will certainly be out of sight on clown Tuesdays.
Bite you later
Mr Vitamin G