One of the most well known and beloved Christmas poems is given a zombie makeover. While purists will most certainly flinch at this zombie mash-up, those of us who embrace all that is bizarre and unnatural now have a new Christmas poem to delight us.
I can remember my grandmother lovingly and faithfully reading “The Night Before Christmas” to us each and every Christmas Eve. I can imagine her response to this book— she would be horrified—but for me, it was wonderfully entertaining. The illustrations created by Dominic Mylroie are stunning and more than a little unsettling. Santa is resplendent in his red suit, a vision from childhood, but do not expect him to stay that way. This is, after all, a story of the undead.
The writing, rhyming and illustrations come together to create a fabulously entertaining book that will delight adults who are fans of zombies. Let me caution that this is not suitable for small children, unless you want to scar them for life. No child needs to see Santa and his reindeer “turned”, leaving feet in stockings hung on the mantel. So enjoy the book but keep it safe from little eyes.
- Hardcover: 48 pages
- Publisher: Cider Mill Press (September 21, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1604332026
- ISBN-13: 978-1604332025
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