Moldilocks and the Three Scares

A Zombie Tale

By Lynne Marie (Author), David Rodriguez Lorenzo (Illustrator)

Price$16.95

Format Hardcover Picture Book

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Moldilocks and the Three Scares

A Zombie Tale

by Lynne Marie, David Rodriguez Lorenzo

$16.95

Hardcover

Barnes and Noble Indiebound
OVERVIEW
A zombie-tastic take on a favorite fairy tale!  

“A horror spoof with a big heart: Lorenzo’s acrylic and colored pencil cartooning offers a warm glow, and readers will cheer for this undead family that finally feels complete.” —Publishers Weekly

Forget Goldilocks and the three bears—MOLDILOCKS and the THREE SCARES are here, in a delightful new version of the popular story. Papa Scare (a monster), Mama Scare (a mummy), and Baby Scare (a vampire) live in a haunted house where they eat finger sandwiches and alpha-bat soup. One night, they go out to walk their dog (a bloodhound, of course) to let their soup cool down. While they’re away, in walks the zombie Moldilocks, looking for food, a chair, and a bed that’s just right. Kids will love this hauntingly funny story with its surprise ending!
PRAISE
“The three Scares—Papa resembles Frankenstein’s monster, Mama is a mummy/Bride of Frankenstein hybrid, and Baby is a wee vampire—live in a haunted house ‘with room enough for four,’ writes Marie. Despite having a ghost dog and a bell tower full of bats, they each yearn for a missing someone. Enter green-skinned Moldilocks, who, drawn by a scent that ‘smelled like home, something she hadn’t enjoyed in a long, long time,’ lumbers into the momentarily vacated Scare house and wreaks the same havoc as her fairy tale counterpart (Baby’s chair, made of delicate bones, is reduced to dust). Instead of exhibiting fury, the family that discovers her welcomes her with open arms: ‘HOW DARE YOU... eat without us!’ a joyful Papa cries. ‘I’ve always wanted another mouth to feed.’ It’s a horror spoof with a big heart: Lorenzo’s acrylic and colored pencil cartooning offers a warm glow, and readers will cheer for this undead family that finally feels complete.” —Publishers Weekly

“The traditional fairy tale gets a Halloween update and an adoption twist. . . . Lorenzo's acrylic-and-colored-pencil illustrations feature rich and vivid colors; lots of bones, skulls, and spiderwebs make up most of the home's ambience. How this unusual family finds exactly what they were missing makes for a satisfying tale.” —Kirkus
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)

Lynne Marie lives on a lake in South Florida with her family. She’s a writer of children's books and a travel agent. Her first book, Hedgehog Goes to Kindergarten, was published by Scholastic in 2011, followed by a sequel, Hedgehog’s 100th Day of School. Her next picture book is The Star of the Christmas Play. Learn more about her at LiterallyLynneMarie.com.

David Rodríguez Lorenzo is a professional illustrator and an instructor at an art academy in Spain.

Pub Date: 8/6/2019

ISBN: 9781454930617

Price: $16.95 / $22.95 CAN

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Pages: 40 pages, all in color

Trim: 8.5 x 10.875 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Juvenile / Holiday/Halloween

Age Range: 4 to 8

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books

Carton Quantity: 30