A BINGLE BELLS BOOK CHOICE
It's Beginning to Look
a Lot Like Zombies
A Book of Zombie
Christmas Carolsby Michael P. Spradlin
The snow is falling, the holiday
is approaching and…
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Zombies!
This delightfully depraved book of classic Zombie Christmas carols by Michael P. Spradlin is guaranteed to spread Yuletide cheer to all those good boys and ghouls who devoured the monster New York Times bestsellers Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and World War Z, as well as fans of 28 Days Later and Shaun of the Dead.
With an introduction by the inimitable Christopher Moore—bestselling author of Bloodsucking Fiends, You Suck, and the classic “heartwarming tale of Christmas terror” The Stupidest Angel—It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Zombies is a great gift for stuffing into a Christmas stocking…provided you remove the bloody severed foot first!
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Fresh brains roasting on an open fire . . .
Outside the temperature's dropping. The snow is falling, blanketing the world in white. Sleigh bells are jingling. Soon it will be that most wondrous time of the year!
That time of flesh-devouring zombie horror!
Yes, Christmas is on its way—and all the little boys and ghouls are dreaming of stockings filled with candied eyes and bleeding body parts. You'd better watch out! Santa Claws is coming to town—and he knows who's been naughty, who's been naughtier . . . and who'll taste best with a nice glass of Chianti!
In celebration of this merry macabre season, we present a peerless compendium of more than two dozen of the most soul-stirring, brain-boiling carols composed specifically for the decomposing. Holiday favorites such as “I Saw Mommy Chewing Santa Claus,” “Deck the Halls with Parts of Wally,” and “We Three Spleens” are guaranteed to lift the spirits of the lumbering, shuffling undead and their temporarily still breathing meals-to-be. So put down your gore-splattered baseball bats and raise your voices in song! And sing loudly—to drown out all the screaming.
But this book is so delightful! It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Zombies: A Book of Zombie Christmas Carols takes two dozen of our cherished Christmas Carols and turns them upside down, rewriting the lyrics from a Zombie point of view. Tiny tot’s eyes are no longer aglow, they’re in a bowl. Good King Wenceslas Tastes Great and we Deck The Halls With Parts Of Wally. You’ll find all the soon to be classic Zombie Christmas Carol Classics, like Zombie, The Reindeer and many, many more.This is the perfect holiday gift for the Zombie fanatic on your Christmas list. With brilliantly gory illustrations by artist Jeff Weigel and an introduction by New York Times Best-Selling Author Christopher Moore, It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Zombies should be at the top of your Christmas Shopping List this fall.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Michael P. Spradlin grew up in Michigan rooting for his beloved Detroit Tigers. He collected baseball cards, listened to Tigers games on the radio, and talked his third-grade teacher into bringing her twenty-five-inch Zenith console television to school so the class could watch Game Seven of the 1968 World Series. Now he writes books, still listens to games on the radio, and hopes one day the Tigers will realize the error of their ways and offer him the third-base spot he has coveted for so long. He is also the author of the Youngest Templar trilogy, the Spy Goddess series, and several other picture books. He lives with his family in Lapeer, Michigan.
Jeff wrote, illustrated and designed Atomic Ace (He’s Just My Dad), published by Albert Whitman & Company in 2004. Atomic Ace received a starred review in School Library Journal and was a Parents’ Choice 2004 Recommended Award Winner. A sequel, Atomic Ace and the Robot Rampage, was published in the Fall of 2006. Jeff also received a Don Freeman Award Honorable Mention from The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) for his picture book work in 2004.
Comic Book Writing and Illustration
Jeff has been a regular contributor to Image Comics anthology title, Big Bang Comics, for more than ten years. His work as a writer and illustrator on the character he created, The Sphinx, earned him a nomination for the 1998 Russ Manning Award For Most Promising Newcomer in the comics industry.
Jeff art directed and designed the book Curt Swan: A Life In Comics by Eddy Zeno, a deluxe hardcover career retrospective of the artist who illustrated the comic book adventures of Superman for more than 30 years. Curt Swan: A Life In Comics received a nomination for the comic book industry’s prestigious Eisner Award for Best Comics-Related Publication in 2002.
Jeff has been a graphic designer for more than 25 years. At the beginning of his career he worked for Warner Books and Warner Publisher Services in New York City, designing promotional materials for books and magazines as diverse as Mad and Playboy, novelizations of major motion pictures and national best sellers. He has been a designer and creative director at Obata Design in St. Louis, Missouri for more than 15 years, working on a wide variety of design projects such as consumer product packaging, annual reports, national and local print advertising, and corporate identity. His work has earned him many design awards over the years. He has also taught packaging design at St. Louis’ Maryville University.
There isn't much more you need to say about this book once you realize that it is written by best selling author Michael Spradlin, and the book is illustrated by the artistic and imaginative pen of Jeff Weigel. With over twenty-four beloved Christmas Carols rewritten from the point-of-view of a zombie, it is easy to see why this makes a perfect holiday gift--qualifying it as a BINGLE BELLS BOOK CHOICE--to enjoy from Halloween now and take one right through the holidays into December. Spradlin does not spare any fabled holiday hero or yuletide yokels...Santa or his red-nosed leader, Magi or Mansion, decked or not...all are fair game for this duo. You have to see the unique and clever presentations to believe it. You may chuckle but younger fans will rock on with this holiday horror. I can see my former students having the words memorized as they try and bring back the undead with these lighter fare lyrics. And this will be a book you will bring back out every year with wonder---wonder at which of the great graphics you can dress up like for Halloween next year! A fun, clever, and oh, so GORE-geously compiled creation filled with HAUNTING melodies!
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