Who doesn’t love a PB & J? Actually, my roommate in college had never even tried a PB & J sandwich. We tried to convince her to eat one, but she just couldn’t do it! I wonder if she’s dared to try since . . . Anyway, in honor of this very special day, I would like to introduce you to a picture book that highlights PB & J with a bit of a twist. So, without further ado, I introduce:
TITLE: PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY BRAINS: A Zombie Culinary Tale
AUTHOR: Joe McGee
ILLUSTRATOR: Charles Santoso
PUBLISHER: Abrams Books for Young Readers/2015
OPENING LINES: Reginald was not like the other zombies. The other zombies wanted brains for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But not Reginald.
I bet you can guess what Reginald wants to eat! But, naturally, he has a little trouble obtaining his heart’s desire. His fellow zombies don’t understand him, and he has even more trouble with the humans. But, Reginald is determined to convince his zombie friends that a good PB & J is even better than brains. I love Joe McGee’s clever twist on a “going against the crowd to achieve your heart’s desire” tale and Charles Santoso’s illustrations are a perfect match. Read the book to see what leads Reginald to a sweet & sticky ending! And – bonus - be sure to peek at the end papers and under the book jacket. I love details like this!
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Heather is a busy wife and mom of five rambunctious children and one lovable pup They all provide lots of distractions, but oodles of inspiration. Sometimes the pictures and ideas in her head turn into her own children's stories, but she always makes time to read other people's books. Sometimes she reviews them here.