TITLE: PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY BRAINS: A Zombie Culinary Tale
AUTHOR: Joe McGee
ILLUSTRATOR: Charles Santoso
PUBLISHER: Abrams Books for Young Readers/2015
OPENING LINES: Reginald was not like the other zombies. The other zombies wanted brains for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But not Reginald.
I bet you can guess what Reginald wants to eat! But, naturally, he has a little trouble obtaining his heart’s desire. His fellow zombies don’t understand him, and he has even more trouble with the humans. But, Reginald is determined to convince his zombie friends that a good PB & J is even better than brains. I love Joe McGee’s clever twist on a “going against the crowd to achieve your heart’s desire” tale and Charles Santoso’s illustrations are a perfect match. Read the book to see what leads Reginald to a sweet & sticky ending! And – bonus - be sure to peek at the end papers and under the book jacket. I love details like this!