Undead Ed by Rottertly Ghoulstone"When Ed Bagley wakes up in a yucky sewer --and discovers he's a zombie-- things can't get any weirder! That is, until his evil arm scurries off his shoulder and into the town of Mortlake to cause all sorts of trouble.
Un-armed and dangerous, Ed teams up with his werewolf buddy Max Moon to track down his rogue limb and save Mortlake from the evil at the center of it all.
This formerly unlucky kid is out to prove he really is all guts! But when he's faced with gross ghouls, wormy wraiths, freaky fat babies, and some seriously sinister clowns, will Ed and his undead friends have enough skin on their bones to save the day? Or will this arm-y prove too tough to hand-le?
Hilariously illustrated zombie antics make this the perfect next book for fans of Zombiekins!"
If you you want to take Undead Ed as your inspiration, and zombie it up, here are some ideas:
- Grab an old t-shirt and pants and use a pair of scissors to create tears and frayed edges.
- Use some black, white and brown make-up (either bought at your local halloween store or even borrowed from mom!) to hightlight your cheekbones and give you that zombie paleness. You can even use some red lipstick to create gashes and blood stains!
- Make sure to practice your zombie moan before heading out the door! (I've also noticed my own young zombies shambling around muttering Brains! Brains!)
- This next one is my very own idea, inspired by Undead Ed's arm--cut the sleeve of an old shirt. Sew an old mitten or glove on one end, with some bent clothes hanger tucked in the finger area, so that it can serve as a bag holder (until your bag gets too heavy). Put a stick, or something else straight and rigid in your sleeve (make sure it's a bit longer than the sleeve), then stuff it. Use food color to dye some cotton balls red. Sew up the end of the sleeve (with the stick poking out), and allow the red cotton balls to kind of ooze out of your seam. Then you can keep one arm hidden inside your shirt, and hold your detached arm, using it to offer your bag to whoever answers the door! When your bag gets to heavy for your undead arm, simply carry it in your concealed hand...
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Blog Tour Schedule
Mon 10.22 MundieKids IN A GLASS GRIMMLY
Tues 10.23 Green Bean Teen Queen GUSTAV GLOOM
Thurs 10.25 Shelf Elf CHRONICLES OF EGG
Fri 10.26 Bookalicious CREATURE FROM THE 7TH GRADE
Mon 10.29 Book Chic WEREWORLD
Tues 10.30 Books Together BOOKS OF ELSEWHERE
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Wereworld: Shadow of the Hawk, by Curtis Jobling
In a Glass Grimmly, by Adam Gidwitz
The Creature from the 7th Grade, by Bob Balaban
Books of Elsewhere, by Jacqueline West Gustav Gloom and the People Takers, by Adam-Troy Castro
Undead Ed, by Rotterly Ghoulstone Deadweather and Sunrise: Chronicles of Egg, by Geoff Rodkey