A Is for Asteroids, Z Is for Zombies

No Series
HUMOR

Source: Netgalley
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A darkly comic fable that offers visions of the apocalypse for every letter of the alphabet.  


Starting with a father whose son has been asking questions about global dangers, A Is for Asteroids, Z Is for Zombies takes us inside our worst fears, laughing at some and taking others seriously. With macabre verse and fantastically gory illustrations, it provides gallows humor for our doom-haunted times.

K is for Karma
Ours seems to be bad.
End of days coming
Makes everyone sad.


You can already tell it's going to be cute from the cover alone, but even better than I hoped - simple and to the point rhymes by the alphabet covering all sorts of scenarios where things can go wrong - fast.

The rhymes and perils of dooms are joined with illustrated, graphic details of these horrors awaiting mankind - everything from aliens to zombies to viruses. We even get Trump who is going to paint our heads orange!

There's a small round avatar of the father in black n white as he reads the children's story along with his son - everything from horror to anger to confusion graces his face when he flips the pages. There's a funny final page showing what happens to the father when he tries to reassure his kid.

There's chuckles, there's color, there's humor, there's ... warning, kind of. Well, not really, this is a spoof on some things we already know and fear. Mankind - are we doomed??

If I had a complaint, it would be that it's a little short. I guess that's the trend for these quick kid goodnight stories though...*sniff, sniff*



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