Abigail isn’t a normal five-year-old girl. She doesn’t have normal five-year-old pets. Abigail has a pet Zombie. This is their story…
This is the first book of the Abigail and Her Pet Zombie series from author Marie F Crow. It is a humorous story of a little girl and her comical pet.
This book contains 21 illustrated pages.
“Here is a little known fact about our little Abigail and her pet, when you purchase a copy, paperback or e-book, a portion of it goes to the children’s charities that Marie F Crow Publishing currently supports. Making the world a better place one zombie at a time, that’s our motto.” – Marie F Crow Publishing
Grade: A+ (5 Freaking adorable stars and beyond)
Alright, I’m a failure.. let’s just start there. I read this book, really really early on, and somehow I didn’t write a review about it on the blog.. The review was written in a word doc, hanging out in my folders, but whatever, let’s get to the point which is:
Marie F Crow is brilliant. This lady cannot be stuck in a corner. She wrote amazing horror, and now she brings us a light-hearted, adorable children’s book with such a positive message! You cannot stop Marie F Crow.
I am beyond excited that I got to read this book. Yes, I know I’m not the target audience and it took me a total of like 10 minutes to really read and look at the pictures, but gosh almighty, it’s just too cute. I love the zombie, I want a pet zombie for myself. I want to give them as Christmas gifts to everyone I know (and include a copy of this book with it!). If you have young children in your life, consider grabbing this book. The illustrations are precious, and no, this book is not introducing children to horror. It’s a story about not judging people by their appearance, a valuable lesson for any child growing up. Marie F Crow weaves this tale for small readers (and big readers) with the amazing talent she uses in other books, but brings it to the perfect level for a beginner reader. This book will allow you to sit down with your kids, grandkids, godchild, ect and enjoy a funny, adorable story, and really look at the message behind it.
I don’t know what more I can say, except that you need to give this book a chance. It’s just one of the best picture books I’ve seen for kids lately, and I think for the modern generation of parents, this zombie with a heart of gold is something just out there enough to be fun, and allow you to break the mold of the same old, same old kid’s books, and add a new book to your family’s collection. You can tell Marie F Crow put her heart into this book. It’s touching, beautiful, and such a great little book! 🙂
*I was given a ecopy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
About The Author:
Marie F Crow is the author of the post-apocalyptic series, The Risen. She weaves her stories around the human element of the horror verses the “monsters” themselves. She believes that the real horror of life does not come from the expected, but from the unexpected responses of the human nature and what depths of trauma a person has to survive in certain situations. She began writing The Risen series when feeling that the popular genre was slipping too deep into the realm of pure “slasher” and forgetting what the horror of zombies can mean for a story.
Now with her children’s series launched, Marie hopes to use her favorite “monster” as a teaching tool to inspire children to understand that not everything that looks scary, is scary. With Abigail and Her Pet Zombie series, Marie hopes to further spread her love for all things “that go bump in the night” with small children showing them that it’s okay to be different and to embrace those same differences in those around them.
Sugar and Spice and Everything Dies Twice,
Marie F. Crow