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The Preachers Kid eN honest review I received a free ARC through NetGalley from the publishers at Random House Children s Trigger warnings death mild body horror mild ye HORROR BULLYING ANXIETY AGORAPHOBIAAUGUST DUPONT HAS bullying anxiety agoraphobiaAugust DuPont has left the battered old house where he lives with his Aunt Hydrangea a former Chili Pepper Princess who s mortally afraid of butterflies When he receives a surprise invitation from another aunt he never knew he had he dares to brave the outside world in the hopes of having friends schooling and adventures of his own On his way home he accidentally stumbles upon a small zombie problem a problem that unfortunately follows him home and threatens to take all the normal out of his new lifeA Small Zombie Problem is a middle grade novel in the style of Tim Burton meets Lemony Snicket without the bitter cynicism The world is slightly off kilter and full of larger than life and AT TIMES BORDERLINE RIDICULOUS ADULTS AND CHILDREN WHO STUMBLE times borderline ridiculous adults and children who stumble strangeness in veryday life Campbell s slightly magical and imaginary South is full of clever uirks from giant white alligators to necromancy stones The characters are distinct but feel familiar and August s dreams of making friends and having adventures based mainly on watching television are Gangbang Slut easy to relate to Of course my favorite character is the zombie and I love that she s actually a character not just a plot device or a mindless antagonistUnfortunately the pace is very slow There s no hint of a zombie or a real conflict for the first half of the book Younger audiences whonjoy reading won t have a problem delving into Campbell s world building and characters but those who already struggle with reading might find the lack of action trying and a zombie novel sort of implies there s going to be a lot of action It s also clear that this is the first book in a series since there are a number of One Con Glory elements introduced that don t pan out in this book Ixpected Madame Marvell to play of a role and while I m certain the alligator will feature ventually it s little than a side note here One of the smallest plot threads a side note here One of the smallest plot threads up to satisfaction but there isn t much closure to be had lsewhere The The Great Orange Leonard Scandal (Tall Tales Series; 4) ending itself is purposely opennded as a lead in to the next bookHowever there s a lot to Tangled Webs (The Black Jewels, enjoy about it Theme wise the novel prompts readers toxamine the differences between A Fairly Honourable Defeat expectations and reality and how things might be okayven if they don t work out the way we imagined There s also a heavy note of how good or bad people aren t always what they appear to be and I njoyed Campbell turning the tables on us once or twice It s a cute fun read and I d be happy to continue with the seriesI review regularly at brightbeautifulthingstumblrcom Pity poor August DuPont a boy who has spent a cloistered life of genteel poverty with his hypochondriac Aunt Hydrangea in sweltering southern Louisiana She is so frightened of life that ven butterflies terrify her But when the zombie Claudette becomes Elisabeth Shue 135 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Elisabeth Shue enad of him August discovers who his real friends are and what really living meansDespite a too abruptnding A Small Zombie Problem otherwise provides a great read never preachy and dare I say it always genteel Author KG Campbell has begun what s guaranteed to be a very The Man Without a Face enjoyable series In the interest of full disclosure I received this book from NetGalley Random House Children s and Knopf Books for Young Readers inxchange for an honest review. With his cousins it's a dream come true But August has scarcely begun to celebrate his reversal of fortune when he is confronted by a small problem on his way home So begins an adventure filled with a wild child a zombie a fabled white alligator and a family secret stranger than August could ver imagi. ,

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Copy provided by the publisherSomewhat similar to Greenwald s A Zombie Ate My Homework and just not the sort of zombie book my students want They prefer things like Higson s The Enemy This would be good for an lementary school where students have an interest The Enemy This would be good for an Threads Of The Shroud elementary school where students have an interest zombies See my full review here SMALL ZOMBIE PROBLEM is a charming story in the vein of A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS and Tim Burton August is a boy who has lived his whole life in a dilapidated house He likes to create skeleton figurines His family had anmpire based on hot sauces which nded and now he lives with his aunt who is stuck in the past wearing her Miss Chili Pepper Princess tiara and sash still today His aunt is terrified of butterflies which is particularly unfortunate since he has a chemical anomaly where he secretes something that attracts butterflies Whenever he goes outside he is swarmed by butterfliesOne day August breaks the rules "And Does Venture Outside "does venture outside he meets three boys Shortly following he receives an invitation from an aunt he never knew he had and he decides to take it Along the way he accidentally creates a zombie of his great aunt Claudette who died when she was a girl Thinking he looks similar to her older brother Claudette proceeds to follow him around while he tries to discover how to solve his small zombie problemUltimately charming and funny the story follows August as he ventures outside the house and discovers new things about the world and people he never would have xpected Left open Untitled. ended for the next book in the series this book has high appeal including the illustrations that perfectly capture key scenes and items throughoutWhat I loved This was a giggle worthy book that creates many laughs throughout While it may be very light horror owing to the zombie s presence the zombie was possibly the most charming character in the book whereas some of the living people were less so This contrast adds somextra delight to an overall intriguing premise August is also a great main character and it was Wiring entertaining to see the world through hisyes Although his family is a little strange he has a lot of caring and kindness to share that I look forward to seeing of This is a light and fun read complete with some fantastic illustrations that really bring the story and characters to lifeFinal verdict Overall this is a delightful and charming book about August his family and his new small zombie problem Highly recommend for any middle grade readers looking for something uniue a little bit odd and with some light laughs A very Against All Odds enjoyable children s book by writerillustrator KG Campbell Taking place in a fictional version of Louisiana orphan August DuPont lives with hisccentric aunt in the dilapidated manor house of the once prosperous Dupont hot sauce dynasty Having never ventured outdoors in his life he takes his first steps into the wider world upon discovering that he has cousins that are still wealthy and picks up the small zombie problem of the title along the wayI got this as an uncorrected galley copy so it lacks most of the artwork that will be in the finished book But I still found that I liked it far than I Jingling Daddys Bells BDSM Menage expected and I look forward to continuing the series The story is a little slowspecially at the beginning It gets better towards the The DOS end The zombie doesn t show up until about halfway through the book I wish the story had focused a little on her Injoye. In his fiction debut and the start of a new series celebrated illustrator KG Campbell brings a touch of Tim Burton to this singularly strange and wonderful story about a lonely young boy whose life is about to get a whole lot complicated when a zombie follows him homeAugust DuPont has spent his whole D the whimsical characters and the family history The characters are what really drive the story I hope Madame Marvell shows up in the series I really liked reading this with my daughter It was fun to see her reactions to things She liked the story and she thought it was funny Against All Odds especially the zombie More forlementary Not uite the zombie book middle schoolers want But I Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Metabolism enjoyed the writing and main character This was such a fun read The illustrations were stunning I loved that there was a full page inach chapter I liked the fact that August actually learns things throughout the book about friendship sorry no spoilers Treasons, Stratagems, And Spoils even though they made me sad It was great that there were some darker dare I say a few gross parts it s something I feel middle grade readers will reallynjoy As a self proclaimed lover of crystals the fact that there were a lot me A Small Zombie Problem was a cute middle grade book about a lonely boy who just wants to make friends but it gets complicated when a zombie girl follows him home August is a very sheltered boy who lives with
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eccentric Aunt Hydrangea who a bit stuck in her past glory of being the Chili Pepper Princess She is pretty much afraid of Payment Due everything so August has neverven been outside He was stuck inside making interesting little skeleton people and watching TV through his binoculars and based the outside world kind of on that showThen one day the grocery delivery comes during the rain and the delivery boy leaves his favorite snack out in a puddle so he decides to be brave and go get it and this one thing will upend his life as he knows it Because of going outside he meets some kids his age which one turns out to be a cousin he didn t know he had There was been a long rival between two brothers who made Chili Pepper Sauce and the Malveau and the DuPonts have been feuding ver since When Orchid DuPont married a and the Malveau and the DuPonts have been feuding ver since When Orchid DuPont married a she was cut off from the DuPonts so August never knew about themFinding his new relatives he thought was going to be the best thing Pirate of the Pacific (Doc Savage, ever but on his way to their house something weird happens that willventually cause things to turn out a lot different than he would have hoped It doesn t take long for him to realize that his family has a gem called a Cadaverite or Zombie Stone which is why he The Rich and the Profane (Lovejoy, ends up with a zombie following him aroundI liked August and felt bad for him being all cooped up in the house and how much he wanted to have a friend When I was young I remember being the loner so I could relate I think this book will appeal to young readers than adults because it does have a slightly slow pacing for half the book but I think young readers mightnjoy getting to know August and it would work better for them As I review this I am thinking about how I think as if I was a young reader That being said I think some of the characters names would be a little hard for some kids to pronounce You can see some of those names in my review here and it could make it hard on the kids reading it Turbulence especially if they are not vocab whiz That aside I thought the book was cute and since it s a series I am curious to see what kind of adventures and trouble August gets into because of the way itnded it looks like he is in for lots of shenanigans 35 stars for book version 4 stars for audio since I swapped between the twoReview posted at For What It s Worth on 782019 Source copy provided by the publisher in Tropical Bioproductivity exchange for Ife in a dilapidated house with his aunt Hydrangea But his lonelyxistence is broken by a sudden invitation to have lunch with an aunt he didn't Elizabeth Ann Seton even knowxisted August travels to meet his aunt Orchid and cousins who are Die Postmoderne Konstellation eually shocked to know hexists When Orchid suggests that August attend school. ,
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