Blake, Stephanie J. My Rotten Friend, pictures by Mariano Epelbaum. PICTURE BOOK. Albert Whitman, 2015. $ 17.
The main character’s best friend Penelope is a bit different today. One eye is missing, she smells a bit weird, and she wants to bite everyone in her path. What is a best friend to do?
I am guessing that since Walking Dead is so popular that it was inevitable that zombies invade picture books???? Really?? Instead of watching Penelope eat her dad’s brains, I would have thought the girl might have been reaching for a pitchfork or something instead? I don’t understand the appeal.
NOT RECOMMENDED. Cindy, Library Teacher