Zombie Diaries #1: Apocalypse Cow! – Guy Edmonds & Matt Zeremes

Illustrations – Jake A. Minton

The apocalypse is here and it’s udderly moo-nique!

Jimmy has just started keeping a diary and he couldn’t have begun documenting his life at a better time. He’s about to capture the lead up to the apocalypse but this is not the apocalypse anyone ordered. 

The adults have begun to feel a little under the weather. This leads to a bovine problem because the adults are all turning into cows!

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Jimmy, together with his friends Daisy and Hooey, need to figure out why the people in their town are transforming and try to avoid becoming Z-Cows themselves. Along the way, there will be bullies to avoid, action scenes and the Fortress of Hoo. 

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Then there’s the multitude of 80’s and 90’s pop culture references, which I absolutely loved. However, I did wonder if the target audience would understand most of them. My favourite movie reference was Edward Spoonfeet, which wouldn’t have been complete if not for the illustration of Edward.

Speaking of the illustrations, they were so a-moo-sing. The story itself was imaginative and fun but the illustrations amplified everything.

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The people were expressive, the cows were drooly, the action scenes were explosive and the pop culture references were brilliant.

The kids do figure out something important in this book but you’re going to need to come back for more if you want to find out why this all started in the first place and whether there will ever be adults that don’t moo in the town of Buttburgher again.

Yes, I did look up the website that was mentioned in the book. No, it doesn’t exist.

I’m definitely going to be looking out for the sequel.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Once Upon a Blurb

Hi! I’m JIMMY and I’m living in a totally weird ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE!

All of the adults in my town of Buttburgher have turned into zombies, but not the flesh-eating zombies like the ones you see in movies. These Zombies are COWS! Literally! Everyone is moo-ing and drooling all over the place! And if their drool gets on you, you’re toast. And not the nice sourdough toast from Horatio’s Bakery either.

Luckily, my friends and I have a plan to find a cure…

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