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About The Book

Mommy, Daddy, and a new baby makes three! A heartwarming—and hair-raising—tale of undead parenting from the bestselling author and illustrator of Zombie in Love, which Kirkus Reviews called “clever and delightfully gross.”

Happily married zombie couple Mortimer and Mildred are thrilled to be new parents. But having a baby isn’t what they expected. Sonny hardly ever cries. His teeth are coming in instead of falling out. And worst of all, he’s awake all day and sleeps through the night.

Mortimer and Mildred are dead tired, and very worried. Will their precious baby boy ever behave like a good little monster?

New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and illustrator Scott Campbell team up once again to bring their lovable zombies the family they always wanted.

About The Author

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Kelly DiPucchio is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Grace for President and numerous other books for kids, including Super Manny Stands Up!Crafty Chloe, Zombie in LoveGaston, and Antoinette. She lives with her husband and three children in Michigan. You can find out more about Kelly and her books at

About The Illustrator

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Scott Campbell’s paintings have appeared in numerous shows and publications around the world. He has created award-winning comics, such as “Igloo Head and Tree Head,” which appeared in the Flight anthology, and is the illustrator of Zombie in Love and Zombie in Love 2 + 1 by Kelly DiPucchio; East Dragon, West Dragon by Robyn Eversole; and If Dogs Run Free by Bob Dylan. He is the author and illustrator of Hug Machine. Scott lives in New York City. Visit him at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (December 30, 2014)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442459380
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8
  • Lexile ® AD520L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Raves and Reviews

“Campbell's watercolor illustrations show gray-green scenes full of comic and faux-gory touches….Share with a slightly older audience who will fully appreciate the silly yet wonderfully gross details.”

– Kirkus Reviews, October 1, 2014

"DiPucchio and Campbell are in ghoulishly comic sync, with plenty of punning and visual gags... to keep kids cackling"

– Publisher's Weekly, November 2014

"Best-seller DiPucchio has struck up a winning concept, one that should keep galvanizing new readerships"

– Booklist, December 2014

"Lends itself well to family storytimes: kids will adore the zombie humor, and parents will recognize their own experiences in Mildred and Mortimer’s struggles"

– School Library Journal, January 2015

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