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That’s Not Your Mommy Anymore: A Zombie Tale

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There’s a growing trend among children’s books to appeal not just to the youngins, but also to the parents who are forced to read the stories night after night…after night. Just Google “Samuel L. Jackson + Go to Sleep” to see what I mean. (By the way, that’s very not safe for work.) That’s Not Your Mommy Anymore is one such story, and it’s designed to delight children with amusing, lovely artwork, as well as to get a chuckle from the parents with its tongue in cheek sense of humor. Furthermore, it’s educational! Whenever the zombie apocalypse hits, your little tots better know to stay away from Mommy if she develops a strange shuffle and an odd diet consisting largely of other people’s insides.

The story begins innocuously enough with Mom baking pies, entertaining her son and performing domestic duties that typically come with being a parent. But then… the change happens. The story details how to tell if the zombie breaking into a child’s home is, in fact, their mother. It’s important to know what to do in such a situation. Chiefly: run. It’s perhaps not the best of ideas to teach your young children about the concept of the head shot, so running and hiding are the two best options. The book is 32 pages so it makes for a good bedtime story. Assuming you want your kid to have nightmares….probably want to wait till they’re 8 or so (depending on the kid, of course) to read this one.

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