Kids Corner: A Special #zOctober Edition with Giveaway!



by Krystin Crow
Illustrations: Molly Idle
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Publication: July 9th 2013
Source: Personal Purchase

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Zombelina loves to dance. She moonwalks with mummies and boogies with bats. She spins like a specter and glides like a ghost and loves to dance for her family the most. When Zombelina enrolls in a ballet class for real girls, her dancing gives everyone the chills! But when her first recital brings on a case of stage fright, her zombie moans and ghoulish groans scare her audience away. Only her devoted family’s cheers, in their special spooky way, help Zombelina dance the ballet debut of her dreams.

Introducing the most adorable zombie to ever grace the dance floor, Kristyn Crow’s pitch-perfect rhyme and Molly Idle’s charmingly spook-tacular illustrations will make every reader want to sway and sashay in their own zombie trance.

Kids Corner: Storytime Vlog

A children’s picture book about a little zombie girl? You know darn well I had no choice but to do this as part of zOctober! This book is awesome and not the slightest bit scary for little ones. My oldest daughter was a little afraid when I told her we’d be reading a book about a zombie ballerina — which I find hilarious since she frequently begs to play kids zombie games on my tablet. I knew they would both love the book so I didn’t hesitate to buy it. My only fear… they will get tired of me reading it to them all the time!

Zombelina loves to dance, as most little girls do. Even though Zombelina is a zombie she still has the same worries and insecurities that all children deal with. I was thrilled to learn that this book touches on real issues in a way that little ones can relate to, especially since my oldest daughter just started ballet and will have a recital coming up in the spring.

Recommended age: Pre-K and up!

About the Author

Krystin Crow

Kristyn Crow is the author of four children’s picture books: COOL DADDY RAT (Putnam), BEDTIME AT THE SWAMP (HarperCollins, THE MIDDLE CHILD BLUES (Putnam, coming soon) and SKELETON CAT (Scholastic, coming soon). COOL DADDY RAT received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal. She is the mother of seven children, some with special needs, and Kristyn has written hundreds of blog articles on topics like autism, juvenile diabetes, and parenting. Some of these articles have been reprinted by national foundations. Kristyn loves to hear from parents, teachers, kids, and readers.

Krystin’s Website | Blog | Goodreads | Amazon Profile

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Follower of Jesus, loving wife, homeschooling mom, blogger, author, gamer, and a lover of the culinary arts. Toni lives in Michigan with her husband and four children. If she's not writing or curled up with a book, you'll most likely find her playing with her kids, baking cupcakes, or killing zombies.
  • Katie Hayoz

    OMG, my girls (especially Elodie) would love this book. Fingers crossed.

  • I’m not entering because I want someone with cute little kiddies to win this one. I love your kids corner feature. This book is so cute. Yep, I watched you read the whole thing. Your girls are adorable. 🙂 Love it!

    • Oh, so you watched me completely mess up whatever that ballet term was? and Libby get completely NUTSO at the end? Hahaha!

  • Sarah Lyons Fleming

    My daughter would love that book! She loves zombies, but hasn’t been introduced to the scary ones yet.

    • I haven’t really introduced them to the scary ones either, but there is so much zombie love in this house it’s not always easy to hide. 🙂

  • heathermanning

    My girls are standing behind me saying we want that book! So, them. And my 9 year old wants the iPhone case with your little goth girl on it. 😀 Mind you she doesn’t want one with my blog stuff on it. ROFL She said I need to take the title off of mine, then she’d use it.

  • Stephanie Lunsford

    My three daughters would LOVE this book, especially my middle daughter Summer!

  • Rainne Atkins

    My grand daughter would love Zombelina

  • Terri King

    I would love this for my soon to be born granddaugter….start her off right!!

  • Becky Stephens

    My boys love zombies, but I’m not sure they would like this because the main character is a girl. But, too bad! I’m going to read it to them anyway. I’m the boss!

  • Mike Bolter

    Two of my daughters might!

  • Stephanie Lunsford

    How exciting My daughters are going to love this book! thanks so much! I can’t wait to show it to them & read it tomorrow night!!!!!