Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Pat the Zombie by Aaron Ximm

Pat the Zombie
A Cruel (Adult) Spoof
by Aaron Ximm
illustrated by Kaveh Soofi

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Published: 2011
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Genre: Zombies
Paperback: 20 pages
Rating: 5

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A macabre mash-up of the children’s classic Pat the Bunny and the present-day zombie phenomenon, with the tactile features of the original book revoltingly re-imagined for an adult audience.

In the hemorrhagic vein of other zombie parodies, Pat the Zombie presents trusting toddler Judy playing peek-a-boo with a putrefying Paul. Grownup fans of Pat the Bunny (seven million of them) will find their favorite touch-and-feel features disturbingly re-created: Judy reaches for Zombie’s decaying jaw instead of daddy’s cheek; Paul caresses Mummy’s empty eye socket instead of her wedding ring. Ximm’s twisted wit, Soofi’s sick artistic sensibility, and clever packaging that mimics the original book will bring the undead lurchingly to life in this camp popculture romp.

My two-bits:
In-a-word(s): ewww-LOL
IF you like spoofs AND zombies, then you'll get a blast from this one.

It is just as touchy-feely at the original book that it is based on.

And, includes a mini-story of the cute-turned-zombie bunny.


* review copy courtesy of publisher

* part of Zombie Cute event

* stay tuned: not-so-cute zombies coming in September...

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