That's Not Your Mommy Anymore: A Zombie Tale

“When she’s shambling ‘cross the bedroom floor, that’s not your Mommy anymore.”

There are kids books for what to do if you’re going to the dentist, making friends, your first day of school, moving, and even peeing in the bed. But what happens when the zombie apocalypse becomes the norm for children? Well, “That’s Not Your Mommy Anymore” is the perfect guide book for the cautious youngster who would want to know what to do when the situation arises involving their parents and zombification.

Zombies are zombies, and come the dawn of the dead, mom and dad will be looking to gnaw on your innards, and nothing more. From the Zombie Research Society Book Club, author Matt Mogk not only creates a handy guide for kids trying to escape zombies, but also nods to many zombie geeks reading the book. You’ll also notice on boy’s jersey, 68 is the year the original “Night of the Living Dead’ was released. And the man behind the hero of the book looks a lot like Romero. It’s little Easter eggs like that that makes the thirty two pages a breeze to read through.

While offering handy tips for kids to escape the clutches of the walking dead, there’s a wonderful page featuring the types of zombies, all of whom you’ve definitely seen in famous zombie films as well as darkly comic scenes of a zombie’s life. With wonderful illustrations from Aja Wells, “That’s Not Your Mommy Anymore” features the tale of a young boy watching his loving mother submit to the zombie infection, and explores what he does when prepared to escape, rather than hold on to the hope she’s still his mom. Escape is always a plus, the high ground is always a plus, and food is always a plus. Also, there’s the not getting eaten alive factor that is also an appealing notion for survivors of the zombie apocalypse. “That’s Not Your Mommy Anymore” should be a handy tool, but a worthy bit of entertainment for the young horror fan in our life looking for something to consider when the dead are knocking down our doors. You can never be too careful.

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