Zombies Don't Eat Veggies!

By The Horn Book

Young zombie Mo Romero has an “absolutely despicable” craving: vegetables. His parents prefer such delicacies as brain-and-bean tortillas. Even when Mo prepares a meal for them of gazpacho disguised as “blood bile bisque,” it doesn’t win them over—at least not at first. This Halloween take on a be-yourself story—with occasional, naturally integrated Spanish—is full of wordplay both in the text (“Holy aioli!”) and in the muted digital illustrations (“RIP Juan Moortime,” reads a gravestone). Recipes are appended; “zombie finger foods,” anyone? Concurrently published in Spanish as ¡Los zombis no comen verduras! 

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