Friday, July 5, 2019

A Small Zombie Problem - I'm Giving One Away

I was recently invited to review a new book for readers - and today I'm happy to let you know about A Small Zombie Problem and announce a giveaway as well.

A Small Zombie Problem 
Author/Illustrator - K.G. Campbell
Ages - 8-12
Publisher - Knopf Books for Young Readers 

Knopf Books for Young Readers says; "In his fiction debut--and the start of a new series--celebrated illustrator K.G. Campbell brings a touch of Tim Burton to this singularly strange and wonderful story about a lonely boy whose life is about to get a whole lot more complicated when a zombie follows him home.

August DuPont has spent his whole life inside a dilapidated house with his aunt Hydrangea. His lonely existence ends abruptly with the arrival of an invitation to meet an aunt--and cousins--he didn't even know existed. When Aunt Orchid suggests that August attend school with his cousins, it's a dream come true. But August has scarcely begun to celebrate his reversal of fortune when he is confronted by a small problem on his way home. So begins an adventure filled with a wild child, a zombie, a fabled white alligator, and an unimaginable family secret.

A Small Zombie Problem is perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket, Neil Gaiman and Holly Black."

I found this book to be one which will capture the attention of children right away - fun for them to read on their own, or as a book you read together. Strong message about how things are not necessarily as you may think, family is a gift and you are able to do things you may have thought were never possible. I could do without some of the imagery (such as the crystal ball at the end of the book), but it will give you the opportunity to have conversations with the children you love - so read the book first or with your grandchildren and have some great conversations.
A Small Zombie Problem
As I mentioned above, Knopf Books for Young Readers is making another copy of A Small Zombie Problem available for me to give away (USA only) If you are over the age of 18 and would like to enter the drawing for A Small Zombie Problem, which will be on July 18, 2019, please comment below to share to whom you would give this book.

In addition if you have followed on Google Friend Connect, followed by liking on facebook with the tab in the "Find us on Facebook" box ON THE BLOG or at this link (not just liking the post) and/or have followed grandma's cookie jar by email you will receive one entry for each of these which you have done. Plus, if you "share" this post, you'll receive another entry (please let me know if you share). This will help me be able to draw names from among people who would like to win A Small Zombie Problem and it gives you several ways to enter the give-away! Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar and for sharing it with the people you know!


  1. Looks like a good book for my youngest!

  2. I would share with some of "reluctant reader" students. They love Zombies and video games! I follow on facebook, email and GFC.

  3. My oldest son would would love it!

  4. shared on twitter

  5. I would love it for my kids.