101 Ways to Kill a Zombie by Robb Pearlman (author) and Dave Urban (illustrator)
2013, 96 pages, 5.3 x 7.3 x 0.6 inches
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Fantastic images, diverse humor, and a plethora of nerdy references are the order of the day with 101 Ways to Kill a Zombie. This book came into my possession quite by accident while exploring the independently owned book stores of Richmond, Virginia. When I saw it on the table, that beautiful drawing of a majestic unicorn impaling a zombie, I knew this had to come home with me. It’s a quick, funny read, and it’s my absolute favorite coffee table book. Actually, for me, it’s not a coffee table book. It adorns the counter at the family business, and when parents come in with their children, it’s a life saver. This book entertains the (slightly more mature) kids for at least 30 minutes while their parents talk… and talk… and talk. The drawings are actually phenomenal, and the movie, book, and pop culture references always bring a smile to my face. You might not think zombie killing can be clever and subtle, but take a look at 101 Ways to Kill a Zombie and you will be pleasantly surprised. It’s a winner, for sure.
– Kitty Lusby