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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Picture Book Review: I Want To Eat Your Books by Karin Lefranc

With Halloween fast approaching, I have the perfect spookalicious picture book to share with the little readers in your life...

I Want To Eat Your Books
by Karin Lefranc
Sept. 22, 2015
Skypony Press
He’s limping strangely down the hall with outstretched arms and a groaning drawl. A zombie! Could it really be? You race to class, but turn to see he’s sitting in the desk right next to you!
But odds are you’ll probably be okay, because this is no ordinary zombie. This zombie doesn’t want to eat your brains—he wants to eat your books! Hide your textbooks and your fairy tales, because the little zombie is hungry and he doesn’t discriminate between genres. Will the school library be devoured, or will the children discover something the zombie likes to do with books even more than eating them?

watch the book trailer

Get ready to meet the cutest, hungriest little zombie ever! In Karin Lefranc's adorable and entertaining I Want To Eat Your Books, young readers are introduced to a one-of-a kind zombie who doesn't want to eat brains, but wants to devour books...omnomnom!

Told through charming, silly rhymes, I Want To Eat Your Books is frightfully fun (heavy on the fun, very light on the frights) and amusing from beginning to end. The rhyming text is quite clever and wonderfully funny. Little readers will be both delighted and deliciously aghast by the zombie's book eating ways.

Illustrator, Tyler Parker captures Lefranc's addicting story with big, bold pictures that will engage and captivate the imagination with their use of whimsical colors and exaggerated details. 

I Want To Eat Your Books does three things (and does them wonderfully):
  1. it celebrates the awesomeness of books and reading
  2. it encourages kindness and friendship
  3. it never gets old, no matter how many times you read it
Number three on that list is important because the little readers in your life will want to read I Want To Eat Your Books again and again...but that's okay, because so will you!

Karin Lefranc grew up all over the world, living in Sweden, South Africa, and the United Kingdom, before moving to the U.S. to attend Bard College in New York. She now lives in Connecticut with her three girls and one boy, who all love devouring books in all shapes and sizes. Karin is also a certified children’s yoga teacher.  This is Karin’s debut picture book.

Tyler Parker received his BFA in illustration from the Maryland Institute College of Art and also has an MA in sequential design and illustration from the University of Brighton. He is the illustrator of more than seven children’s books including Monsters Meet on Mondays and The Ice Cream Shuffle. He currently lives in Seattle, Washington.


Slowsly said...

Love the idea and the character!

Unknown said...

Fun concept and book trailer! Thanks for sharing.